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Facebook hits Gov. Ivey campaign post with ban — ‘We fought back and won’

On Tuesday, Facebook unpublished a post from Gov. Kay Ivey’s reelection campaign, claiming the post went against their “Community Standards.”

(Facebook screenshot/Contributed)

The post, which has been republished, was critical of the mask mandate component of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 remarks last week, which included a threat to governors that “won’t help.”

The campaign confirmed the action taken by Facebook and offered the following response from Ivey to Yellowhammer News:

“Facebook banned my campaign page this morning. We fought back and won. Evidently, they’re upset that I said I’m standing in the way of President Biden to protect Alabamians from this outrageous overreach by the federal government.

“If big tech thinks they can silence us and that I won’t fight back, then honey, they haven’t met me. They have another thing coming. I’m not backing down. I never will. We’re fighting Washington. We’ll fight big tech too.”

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.