Sanders Facebook Support Pages Shut Down on Facebook

It started out good enough. A quiet evening watching the Simpsons and idley swiping through Facebook. Then I noticed that one of the Bernie Sanders supporter pages I was in went from public to private. Later, I see the following post on my time line.  I tried to reply to it, but according to Facebook:

Post Has Been Removed

The post or object that you were commenting has been removed by its owner and can no longer be commented on.

Fortunately, I hadn’t closed out the thread so I was able to copy and paste it below.

39 mins · 

We are connected in spirit and will not be silenced!!! New Bernie groups will form in an instant!
See original post for comments!!!
Please share this to any Bernie groups you’re in. The “online activist” group Hillary’s super PAC hired (basically paid trolls) are striking tonight. By spamming the “report post to Facebook” feature on posts in Bernie groups, they’ve successfully shut down 3 of the largest Bernie groups within the past 20 minutes. Bernie Believers, Bernie Activists, and Bernie Sanders is my Hero had over 120,000 group members.
Don’t panic! This should only be temporary until Facebook reviews the situation. Forgetting for a moment that this is easily one of the slimiest tactics I’ve ever seen in politics, you can still go to reddit to keep current on what’s going on in the campaign. They hit us the night before tomorrow’s primaries for a reason. Stay organized and stay informed.
Bernie Sanders 2016 • /r/SandersForPresident

So far, according to the above thread on Reddit, the following pages have been taken down:

  • Bernie Believers
  • Bernie Sanders is My Hero
  • Bernie Sanders Discussion Group
  • Bernie Sanders Activists
  • Bernie Sanders 2016 – Ideas Welcome
  • Bernie Sanders for President 2016
  • Bernie Sanders or Bust
This is a horrible abuse of power from the Hillary camp. While she herself may not have ordered the attack, as the leader of her campaign she is ultimately responsible for it. I, myself, am conflicted. Part of me, the social studies teacher side, hopes she will call out her minions that would do such a cowardly act and hand them over to the authorities (the legality of this in uncertain) or at least flat out fire them. Another part of me wants to see this added to the growing stockpile of unethical deeds the GOP would use against her in the general election. If she gets the nomination that is. Sadly, she is already behind when it comes to millennials, and it is exactly this crowd that know what this kind of attack is!

I will write more as this unfolds, but as far as unethical campaign practices go, this is a new one.

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