Facebook Bans Trump Fan Page With Nearly 800,000 Fans Just Days After He Announces White House Bid

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On November 15th, 2022, former President Donald Trump officially announced his entry into the 2024 race for the White House.

Just two days later, on November 17th, 2022, the social media giant Facebook permanently banned an independently managed fan page called “Trump 2020” with 792,000 fans.

The Trump fan page began in 2019 and it has never violated Facebook’s Community Standards. Typically, Facebook pages are only banned when there are repeated violations of Facebook’s rules.

We have obtained screenshots from Young Conservatives LLC, which manages the page, showing that the fan page has no violations. Nonetheless, the page has been “unpublished” or banned.

Take a look:

Upon requesting a “review,” Facebook claims the banned Trump fan page is currently “in review.”

This review process has continued for over 10 days without any updates or reversal to the ban. Again, the page shows that it is in “good health” and displays the coveted green color:

Facebook has not responded to multiple requests for comment.

Recently, with the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk, many Americans are beginning to better understand the extent of wrongful censorship on social media.

Musk has vowed to restore the public’s trust on Twitter by taking action to reverse wrongful and unnecessary bans.