Facebook Shuts Down Page Supporting Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson
December 20, 2013 12:51pm PST
As support pours in for the Duck Dynasty star and his family there has been a small bump in the road for one group. The administrator for a new Facebook page in support of the reality TV stars has been banned for getting too many “likes.”
Apparently the page, “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty,” was able to get well over 1 million likes virtually overnight. The page claims that, “This page is to show support for the freedom of speech of Americans. Unless Phil is reinstated to the show, we refuse to watch the A&E Channel!”
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As outrage continued to fuel the fire in defense of Robertson, ordinary citizens took to social media in effort to show their support. Within the first six hours the page already had 200,000 followers. The number quickly rose hitting 700,000 likes by 20 hours, and currently stands at a staggering 1.5 million likes.
Apparently in effort to save the melting Facebook servers, they banned the administrator from being able to post or alter the page. One user commented, “The administrator of this page was banned for next 12 hours because this page generated 4.5K likes in ‘1 hour.’ People you are getting the word out! Continue to spread that we will boycott A&E until Phil Robertson is put back Duck Dynasty.”
It seems there may be a unanimous “higher power” trying squash all forms of our freedom of speech.
If you’d like to, you can take a look at the Facebook page here and share your support.
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