Facebook has banned Brandon Straka, the former Democrat who founded the “Walk Away” campaign and its viral hashtag #WalkAway, after he linked to Infowars.com – which has been banned from the platform.
He says that the ban has “devastated” his ability to reach people ahead of an October 26 march on Washington, all because of a Facbeook post that read: “Hey, Patriots! I’m going live on Infowars.com in 15 minutes.”
Straka tweeted on Wednesday: “FACEBOOK JUST BANNED ME AS I AM PLANNING THE #WalkAway March 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???”
Just to be safe, Straka has now deleted any mention of Alex Jones or Infowars from his Twitter feed.
Straka founded the #WalkAway campaign in late May, creating a Facebook page and posting a video explaining his views.
It is my sincere hope that you will join me in this campaign and that we may start a movement in this country- which not only encourages others to walk away from the divisive left, but also takes back the narrative from the liberal media about what it means to be a conservative in America. It is up to all of us to make our voices heard and reclaim the truth.
The Democratic Party has taken for granted that it owns racial, sexual, and religious minorities in America. It has encouraged groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment, and the acceptance of victimhood mentality. And all the while, they have discouraged minorities from having independent thought, open dialogue, measured and informed opinion, and a motivation to succeed.
This isn’t the first time Straka and his movement have come under fire from the left. In July, CNN claimed that the #WalkAway movement was being promoted by Russian bots – uncritically citing propaganda website “Hamilton 88” as evidence.
#WalkAway has also now been connected to Kremlin-linked Russian bots, and it is now the seventh most popular Russia-influenced hashtag as of this writing, according to the website Hamilton 68, which tracks Russian influence on Twitter –CNN