The Great Digital Terror in the US continues unabated. Like so many Soviet commissars, more and more “politically suspect” US citizens are being purged and un-personed by the billionaire oligarchs of Silicon Valley.

Former Republican congressman Ron Paul says he’s been blocked by Facebook from managing his account over repeated violations of the social media giant’s “community standards.”

Of course, the woke censors never bother with such trifling stuff as “evidence”.

“With no explanation other than ‘repeatedly going against our community standards,’ @Facebook has blocked me from managing my page. Never have we received notice of violating community standards in the past and nowhere is the offending post identified,” Paul wrote on Twitter Monday.

And that’s the intended point.

The whole rationale behind “chilling” is to force its targets to second-guess everything they say. Without knowing exactly what might get them silenced and censored, citizens are terrified into submissive self-censorship that’s worth a thousand snitches.

The post included a screenshot of his Facebook page, which had the message informing him of his limited functionality. Paul wrote in a second Twitter post that the only thing he put on Facebook Monday was “my weekly ‘Texas Straight Talk’ column, which I have published every week since 1976.”

Newsweek reached out to Facebook for comment on why Paul was blocked and which of his posts violated its community standards, but did not receive a response before publication.

Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican and Paul’s son, responded to Facebook’s action by writing on Twitter, “Facebook now considers advocating for liberty to be sedition. Where will it end?”

The column Paul posted Monday to his Facebook page was about tech censorship[…]

“Last week’s massive social media purges—starting with President Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter and other outlets—was shocking and chilling, particularly to those of us who value free expression and the free exchange of ideas,” Paul wrote in the column.

When a column about big tech censorship is censored by big tech, well, that says all you need to know.

The former representative served Texas for decades and ran for president twice before retiring in 2013. He also founded the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, a foreign policy think tank that seeks to expand his “lifetime of public advocacy for a peaceful foreign policy and the protection of civil liberties at home.”

Newsweek

Definitely a fascist. Up against the wall with you, Ron.

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