A few months ago, Facebook told comedian Terrence K. Williams that it had started “fact-checking” his jokes. Now the social media giant is threatening to remove his entire page.
Williams has over 500,000 followers on his Facebook page and shares pro-Trump comedy videos, memes, and updates with them. However, Facebook recently sent a message saying that his page is at risk of being unpublished for “Inauthentic Behavior.”
THIS IS NOT JUST AN ATTACK ON ME!
This is an Election Interference because I promote the all the Good things President @realDonaldTrump is doing.
Yes I’m black & not a Democrat and I will continue to stand for what’s right!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) December 3, 2019
Williams’ pushed back against the accusations of inauthentic behavior and said: “Inauthentic behavior? Me supporting the president is as authentic as it gets.”
Williams also pointed to the timing of Facebook’s threat against his page. “I find it very quite funny that the moment I join the Black Voices for Trump advisory board, y’all wanna come after me,” he said.
“2020 is around the corner and they are trying to shut down pages like mine because we spread the truth about President Trump,” Williams added. “This is straight-up election interference. That is what it is.”
The threat to delete Williams’ page comes after other high profile supporters of President Trump have accused Facebook of threatening their page because they support the president.
Author and speaker David J. Harris Jr. was recently sent a similar message days before his Facebook page was unpublished. While Facebook did ultimately reverse the decision, Harris believed his page was targeted because he supports President Trump.