It seems that someone has it out for "Truckers to Shut Down America." The patriot trucker group was unpublished from Facebook yesterday, without explanation, permanently. But the Ride for the Constitution will not be stopped by Facebook.
In fact, organizers seem to be even more resolved in the face of the hurdles and the nay-sayers.
As previously reported by the Examiner, the administrators were both, unbelievably, banned from posting on Facebook for 12 hours for apparently using the phrase "God Bless America." Then, the Facebook page was disabled after one of the administrators made a snarky comment to a particularly annoying user after repeated attempts to block him failed. Finally, after getting tens of thousands of fans, about 84 thousand, the site was unpublished permanently.
The "trolls" would typically make insulting comments repeatedly to supporters, and when a comment was returned in kind, the Trucker's Facebook page would be reported.
One gentleman in particular made repeated offensive comments to the 84 thousand supporters of the patriot trucker's group. His vendetta shows itself in his personal blog, where he has posted an entire series of articles denigrating the "Truckers to Shut Down America."
But as an administrator of the site said to the Examiner, the removal of the Facebook page is only a hiccup. He said that one "troll" was able to shut down the page,
"But the event is not shut down. We continue."
To supporters, he said,
Everything is going forward. No change in plans. Call in to the radio show. Comment on the chat line. Tell us what are your concerns as truckers. The strike moves forward.
Founder of the group, Zeeda Andrews, is giving updates at 9:00 pm eastern time on weeknights at the Trucker's official website, "Ride for the Constitution." To call in and speak with Zeeda, the number is 218-862-9829.
To make donations for food and fuel for the truckers, click here.
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A new Facebook page has been posted.
Facebook has not returned calls for comment as of the time of this publication.