Chad Prather Taking Big Action Against Facebook Over 7 Day Ban A Week Before GOP Primary
Texas Gubernatorial candidate Chad Prather has decided to take the fight to Facebook by filing a lawsuit against the social media giant after he received a 7-day ban just a week out from the Texas Republican Primary.
“In March of 2021, Governor Abbott publicly made it seem as if he wanted to protect free conservative speech on Facebook, yet he was working quietly with Facebook with hopes that they would soon build a second data center in the state of Texas. He gave them exclusive perks to build, paid for with cash from Texas taxpayers’ wallets. This included millions of dollars in incentives. Deals were struck, hidden from the taxpayers,” a report from 28News.Net said.
“The Tech Transparency Project filed an open records request that sought communications between Abbott’s office and employees of certain technology companies, including Facebook. Instead of releasing the records, Abbott’s office asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to intervene on Facebook’s behalf,” the report continued.
Former President Donald Trump had given Abbott his endorsement, asking the Texas governor to call on a third special session to help address the issue of election integrity. He has not yet fulfilled his part of the agreement.
Here’s more from the report:
Eight days before the Republican Primary, Chad Prather, a social media influencer with a large conservative following, and a Gubernatorial Candidate running to unseat Governor Abbott has been banned from Facebook for 7 days and cannot communicate with his voters on one of the largest platforms available to him. When Prather reached out to Facebook, the Meta Team forwarded on his email to Meta team members who “would get him any help related to the Governor race”. Facebook’s reference to Prather running for governor was suspicious at best considering the dispute, review request, and the ban had nothing to do with the Chad Prather campaign.
Chad Prather represents the people of Texas. He cannot be bought and he will not bow down to big government or big tech. He will do what is best for the people of Texas. This is why Chad Prather is being silenced. He is a threat to the status quo.
The Texas Senate recently passed the Freedom from Censorship Act, known as Senate Bill 12, which was filed by Sen. Bryan Hughes, in order to help protect every Texan’s right to freedom of speech on social media platforms.
A petition has been filed against Facebook this week. The request will be filed with the Tarrant County Judge in order to issue a temporary restraining order with instructions to reinstate Prather’s Facebook account immediately.