In Jan 2021, Instagram deleted my account with no notice. Why? This photo:
3 days later, Facebook deleted my account. The next day, they deleted my husbands account (who really doesn’t posts anything political) and removed the moderators from my community groups.
I am all for groups who have rules about content … if you have a Democrat group, you probably would remove someone who posted Trump support, right?
But platforms as a whole have a different set of rules. When they limit speech because they don’t agree with your political point of view, that’s a different story.
Platforms do not get to limit speech. Doing so makes them a publisher and places them under a specific set of rules. You can’t be both a publisher and a platform.
I keep telling this story because our freedom to speak truth shouldn’t be governed.
They removed my voice because my words were reaching people. They won’t stop me from speaking. They might slow me down, but I will keep talking and will keep sharing my story.