National File Editor-in-Chief Says Facebook Censored His Account, and Outlet

December 8th, 2020 4:36 PM

Censoring the New York Post’s Biden bombshell was just the beginning. Now National File's Editor-in-Chief said Facebook is censoring its outlet.

National File Editor-in-Chief Tom Pappert said that Facebook has used a treacherous new tactic to censor him and his outlet. Rather than simply censoring National File, Pappert stated that Facebook has removed him, the page’s administrator, preventing him from being able to manage the page. “Facebook demoted me to a moderator of the National File Facebook page,” Pappert tweeted Dec 2. He later added that Facebook “removed me as the owner of the Flyover Media LLC business account that owns National File.” Pappert summarized: “Facebook has locked a news outlet out of its own Facebook page with no recourse.”

“These two moves combined effectively ban the National File Facebook page without our readers even knowing what happened,” Pappert explained in an email. He surmised that, now, users may get the false impression that “we simply stopped using Facebook,” or that “we've stopped publishing entirely, despite the fact that we have broken critical stories relating to the Arizona and Georgia presidential election.”

Pappert also accused Facebook, a platform he said had worked with him on moderation issues “since 2017,” has “stopped communicating” with him completely.

When reached for comment, Facebook responded that “We are looking into this and will share an update as soon as we can.” Facebook has issued no further response a day later. 

Pappert said that Facebook has also cracked down on his meme page “God Emperor Trump,” which he said had hundreds of thousands of followers at its peak before it was shut down by the platform’s censors:

“I created God Emperor Trump in December of 2015 as the answer to Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Stash. I just wanted a page where 20somethings could see that celebrating Trump was not scary or something reserved to their grandparents. We were first banned in June of 2016, and were banned 6 more times before the final ban removed my page entirely in Oct/Nov of 2020.”

Facebook has become increasingly infamous for censoring conservative outlets. 

Facebook, alongside Twitter, engaged in an unprecedented crackdown this October on the New York Post’s Hunter Biden bombshell story.

In a shocking revelation released by the Post on Oct. 14, purported emails from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter reportedly exposed the alleged nefarious dealings of both father and son in Ukraine. The story claimed emails were found from a Ukrainian executive Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, thanking Hunter Biden for the opportunity to meet his father, Joe Biden, in Washington D.C.

Facebook responded by reducing the story’s circulation on its platform, crippling its ability to spread.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact Facebook headquarters at 1-650-308-7300 and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.