A member of the Australian parliament was banned from Facebook after a series of anti-lockdown posts.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly had three of his Facebook posts removed from the platform and was banned for violating the platform’s “misinformation” rules. Kelly’s three posts were about; hydroxychloroquine, a profile of a doctor who advocated for ivermectin to treat coronavirus, and claims from a pathologist about how paper masks are ineffective and masks, in general, are not needed for children.
From The Guardian:
Kelly said that “whether [the views are] right or wrong is a matter of debate, but their views should be debated”.
A Facebook spokesperson said: “We don’t allow anyone to share misinformation about Covid-19 that could lead to imminent physical harm.
“We have clear policies against this type of content and will remove it when we become aware of it.”
Kelly’s dispute with Facebook has already resulted in warning labels being applied to his posts and deletion of a post that described making children wear masks as child abuse.
The topics discussed in Kelly’s posts were not extreme in any capacity, these subjects are currently matters of scientific debate and are being discussed in the media at large. MP Craig Kelly is not one to be walked over though, he is now working on a bill that would fine Big Tech companies $100,000 per day for banning people over political speech.