On Saturday morning there have been greater than 29,000 members in a non-public Fb group for New Jersey girls who assist President Trump — and by Saturday afternoon the group was gone.
Priscilla Confrey, co-director of New Jersey Girls For Trump, says Fb didn’t ship her any notifications in regards to the elimination or clarify why the group was eliminated.
Fb didn’t instantly reply to an inquiry from NJ Advance Media in regards to the elimination.
Fb does affix warning labels on posts they deem problematic, and Confrey says within the final two weeks Fb had flagged sure posts, together with these associated to COVID-19. When that occurs, Confrey stated she merely deletes these put up fairly than have them seem.
“Individuals are actually, actually mad,” Confrey says. “When you may have that many individuals and so they’re shut down, they really feel silenced.”
She stated she’s despatched a number of emails to Fb asking for an evidence and for the group to be reinstated. She’s additionally reaching out to legislators.
The group has grown exponentially because the summer season.
“It was numerous work over the previous 12 months for a non-public group to only be shut down with out notification,” Confrey says. “Three days earlier than Election Day? That’s completely appalling. I simply assume these firms, these social media teams, have an excessive amount of energy. They provide to you to open up a gaggle on their social media platform, and you possibly can have 30,000 members, and so they shut it down with out telling you something.”
Confrey says she’s hopeful the group will simply reappear, however they’ve began a brand new Fb group within the meantime.
NJ Advance Media profiled a number of girls within the group in a narrative that ran at the moment.
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