Facebook Bans Avi Yemini's Page After He Defended Himself From Defamation

Facebook Banned

A few months prior to this fiasco, Comedy Central’s Jim Jefferies interviewed Avi Yemini. Avi recorded the whole interview via hidden camera, resulting in about an hour of footage.

Fast forward several months to right after the Christchurch shooting. All of a sudden, Comedy Central decides to edit and release the interview, implying that the interview took place after the shooting.

What’s worse: the one hour interview was edited down to a few minutes, and Avi’s answers were mixed and matched to different questions, deceptively painting him as an anit-Muslim extremist.

In order to defend himself against this defamation, Avi released the hidden camera footage online, including on his Facebook page. Shortly afterwards, Facebook banned his page (which had about 50k followers) for violating their community guidelines, specifically for “hate speech.”

Let me get this straight:

  1. @jimjefferies and @ComedyCentral create a defamatory video about me & post it on Facebook.
  2. I respond by uploading secret footage that proves it was #FakeNews.
  3. My video is deleted & my page BANNED.
  4. Their defamatory video stays.

Seems legit.

– Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) 25 Mar 2019

Avi also released a YouTube video detailing the ban from Facebook. From the video:

Do not pretend for a second that you have any other reason to ban me other than the fact that I’m attacking Comedy Central and Jim Jefferies, by defending myself, from defamation, from the fact that you tried to tie me to a radical white supremacist terrorist.

He continues to highlight the horrifying reality:

It is so funny to me that hate speech has become now defending yourself from defamation from the main stream media.

Needless to say this stirred up a bit of a controversy, even causing prominent figures such as Dave Rubin (tweet) and Piers Morgan (tweet) to chime in.

Facebook, Comedy Central, and Jim Jefferies have amazingly all remained completely silent on this.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Avi Yemini - YouTube Video "Hidden Camera: Jim Jefferies EXPOSED"
  2. Avi Yemini - YouTube Video "Jim Jefferies just got me BANNED from Facebook"
  3. Avi Yemini - Tweet 1110400928790675456
  4. Breitbart "Video Shows Comedian Jim Jefferies Deceptively Edited Interview to Slander Jewish Guest" by Lucas Nolan
  5. Politicalite "EXCLUSIVE: Avi Yemini Has Facebook Page BANNED After Exposing Jim Jefferies" by Jordan James
  6. Bounding Into Comics "Avi Yemini Reports He's Been Permanently Banned from Facebook for "Hate Speech" After Exposing Comedy Central's Jim Jefferies" by John F. Trent
  7. The Rubin Report - BitChute Video "Avi Yemini on Jim Jeffries, Comedy Central, and Being Deported (LIVE)"
  8. Tim Pool - BitChute Video "Jim Jefferies EXPOSED By Avi Yemini, I emailed Comedy Central For Comment"