Facebook Bans Bret Weinstein (Quickly Reinstated)

Facebook Banned Oops!

Facebook banned Bret Weinstein suddenly and without reason. The notice he received said that Facebook had “already reviewed this decision and it can’t be reversed.”

I have been evicted from Facebook. No explanation. No appeal. I have downloaded “my information” and see nothing that explains it.

We are governed now in private, by entities that make their own rules and are answerable to no process. Disaster is inevitable. We are living it.

– Bret Weinstein (@BretWeinstein) 22 Oct 2020

A few hours later, a Facebook employee (and former Democratic operative) announced on Twitter that Facebook had made a mistake and would reverse their previously irreversible decision:

Your account was mistakenly flagged by our system for identifying impostor accounts. We’ve restored it and are sorry for the mistake.

– Liz Bourgeois (@Liz_Shepherd) 22 Oct 2020

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. twitter.com/BretWeinstein/status/1319355932388675584
  2. twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1319441947866509312
  3. twitter.com/Liz_Shepherd/status/1319451084859953154