Local political activist, Laura Loomer, has been designated a “terrorist” by Facebook. Despite this, she was the first candidate to run for US Congress completely denied of access to social media.
Several years ago, Loomer was banned from the social media platform for her posts against Muslims.
She joined Jen and Bill to talk about the latest move by Big Tech to cancel conservatives, especially the president of the United States.
Loomer says there is no recourse once you are banned from social media. She says she has spent $300 thousand dollars of her own money fight the powerful social media companies to no avail.
Now she has been deemed a terrorist and even Chase bank is preventing her from using on-line banking services.
The Secretary of the Army says federal authorities are investigating more than two-dozen cases of domestic terrorism in last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy also said the Pentagon is looking into the threat of further violence in the days leading up Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
Loomer says that she predicted that Twitter would ban President Trump from the platform over two years ago when she confronted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during a hearing on Capitol Hill.
Loomer predicted Twitter ban
Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account on Friday night after only blocking him Wednesday amid the Capitol attack.
The tech giant says the move is to prevent “further incitement of violence.”
The new Twitter alternative, Parler, has now been forced to go dark after Amazon, Google and Apple suspended services that allowed the startup to function.
Facebook and Instagram have both banned Trump for at least the next two weeks and Twitch has disabled his channel, calling it a necessary step to “prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence.”