President Trump announced Sunday that Facebook had restored a group called “NJ Women for Trump” after suspending it three days before Election Day.
“Being restored immediately. @Facebook stated that they made an ‘enforcement error’. Thank you!,” the president said on Twitter.
The page was suspended on Saturday, prompting the president to tweet: “Put them back NOW!”
Priscilla Confrey, the co-director of the group, which has 29,000 members, said the social media giant did not notify her about the account or why it was removed.
“It was a lot of work over the past year for a private group to just be shut down without notification,” Confrey told NJ.com.
“Three days before Election Day? That is absolutely appalling. I just think these companies, these social media groups, have too much power. They offer to you to open up a group on their social media platform, and you could have 30,000 members, and they shut it down without telling you anything,” she said.
Confrey said Facebook has flagged a number of posts in the past two weeks and she usually just deletes them.
But this time was different.
“People are really, really mad,” she said. “When you have that many people and they’re shut down, they feel silenced.”
Confrey told the website that she asked Facebook for an explanation and has reached out to lawmakers to voice her opinion.
Twitter finally backed down last Friday and unlocked The Post’s account after a two-week standoff over its report about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China.
The tech behemoth claimed the report was based on hacked material and demanded The Post delete six tweets before the account could be restored.
The CEOS of Facebook, Twitter and Google were grilled by a Senate panel last week over censorship concerns.
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