SYRIANGIRL’s Facebook Ban Linked to Russia-gate Twitter Purge? – an Exclusive Interview
SYRIANGIRL’s Facebook Ban Linked to Russia-gate Twitter Purge? – an Exclusive Interview by Charles Bausman – Russia-Insider
On Thursday evening, we reported this: Facebook Blocks SYRIANGIRL’s Account After Criticism of Kurds
SYRIANGIRL, the Australian activist Youtuber and social media powerhouse tweeted on Thursday evening (EST) that her Facebook account has been blocked for her exposure of fraud during the Kurdistan referendum. She had 75,000 followers.
She gave RI an exclusive interview on Friday, explaining that Facebook acted without warning, (which is unusual – usually they give people a chance to correct whatever is upsetting the censors), and so far have not responded to emails.
She speculated that perhaps her page had been caught up in the anti-Russian Twitter / Facebook purge currently unfolding. (Twitter removed 200 Russian accounts that targeted Facebook during election – USA Today)
Deep-staters are claiming that Russian troll farms were using Twitter to promote things on Facebook. Possibly they were also pushing her Facebook page, and it is possible that her page was caught up in the purge for this reason.
She pointed out that if Russian trolls were pushing her stories to American viewers, they were in fact doing America a favor, because her work corrects media lies about Syria pushed in the American media by intelligence agency trolls.
She also explained that she is censored in other ways – for example, Youtube stripped her of the ability to monetize her videos 4 years ago – without explanation. Take a look at the videos on her channel – hardly something that warrants censorship in a free society.
She is clearly upset:
I’m quiet devastated. I put 5 years into that platform. Hopefully it will come back.
I should have made my own website. I planned to – even bought a domain name but I was a one person army. I didn’t have the resources in time, money or know-how.
In an effort to fight back against the censorship, she has started a Patreon account. If you want to take a stand against creeping US censorship, a great way to do it would be to join her supporters there.