The #WalkAway movement—former Democrats who left their party due to the party’s crazed, leftward sprint in the era of Trump—absorbed a huge blow.
Its founder, Brandon Straka, was banned on Facebook—just as he attempted to plan a rally of newly-Republican #WalkAway supporters.
Straka took to Twitter to fume over the ban, writing: “FACEBOOK JUST BANNED ME AS I AM PLANNING THE #WalkAwayMarch on Washington!!! I have been banned from posting leading up to the March. This is devastated for our ability to reach people!!! I was banned for mentioning my interview with Alex Jones. Can anybody help???”
In an interview with The Gateway Pundit, Straka lamented the ban:
“I’m devastated right now. #WalkAway Campaign is a grassroots movement. We don’t have corporate sponsors. We don’t have backers. We are raising the money and the awareness for our event ourselves. We use GoFundMe to raise money. And today Facebook took away my ability to communicate with the 180,000 members of the campaign leading up to the March. This is going to smash my ability to provide information, answer questions, raise money, and rally with my people. I am crushed,” he said.
The post that got Straka banned from Facebook was seemingly innocuous: he wrote, “Hey, Patriots! I’m going live on InfoWars.com on 15 minutes.”
InfoWars.com, along with its founder Alex Jones, was banned by most social media platforms over the summer—but Facebook appears to be taking it a step further… by banning anyone who even mentions Jones’s name.
It’s unclear whether Straka’s access to Facebook will be restored, or if his rally, scheduled for late October, will proceed as scheduled.