Last month, NTC supporter Ryan M. had his Facebook account suspended. His crime? A post recommending action against the infamous Chinese spy balloon surveilling the United States from January 28 to February 4 — specifically, a call for the U.S. military to “shoot it down.” Facebook responded by suspending Ryan’s account for going “against community standards on coordinating harm and promoting crime.”
After bringing the situation to the attention of NTC, President Gregory T. Angelo contacted the Facebook Oversight Board directly to demand answers.
“Ryan wasn’t advocating harm to any living thing; he simply advocated for a course of action that was regularly discussed on the news, by elected officials, etc. — and that was ultimately taken by the U.S. military,” Angelo wrote.
“When I didn’t know where else to turn, the New Tolerance Campaign had my back — and they get results.” —Ryan M.
A representative from the Facebook Oversight Board responded with word that Ryan’s case was fast-tracked: “I will alert our shortlisting team,” the Oversight Board rep stated. Soon after, Ryan’s account was reinstated.
“When I didn’t know where else to turn, the New Tolerance Campaign had my back — and they get results,” Ryan said.