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Gov. Kay Ivey says Facebook banned her over Biden criticism; company says it was ‘our mistake’

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Credit: @GovernorKayIvey Twitter

'Facebook banned my campaign page this morning. We fought back and won.'

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 2:59 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2021 4:39 PM

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says Facebook temporarily banned her campaign page on Tuesday.

But, it appears the page actually was incorrectly flagged as an imposter account.

In a statement sent shortly after noon Tuesday, Ivey said the temporary disappearance of her page had to do with her comments about President Joe Biden’s push to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for employees at private businesses.

“Facebook banned my campaign page this morning. We fought back and won. Evidently, they’re upset that I said I’m standing in the way of President Biden to protect Alabamians from this outrageous overreach by the federal government,” Ivey’s statement said.

“If big tech thinks they can silence us and that I won’t fight back, then honey, they haven’t met me. They have another thing coming. I’m not backing down. I never will. We’re fighting Washington. We’ll fight big tech, too."

A Facebook spokesperson said that's just not the case.

“Earlier today, the governor’s campaign page was mistakenly restricted for less than an hour for reasons unrelated to any posted content," a Facebook compan spokesperson told WAAY 31.

"When we learned of our mistake, the page was quickly restored.”

Ivey has been vocal in her disagreement with Biden’s plan.

When the president said last week that governors opposed to the vaccination plan should get out of his way, Ivey replied: “You bet I’m standing in the way. And if he thinks he’s going to move me out of the way, he’s got another thing coming. I’m standing as strong as a bull for Alabama against this outrageous Washington overreach. Bring it on.”

That, too, was posted to her campaign page.

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