If you’ve ever been blocked out of your Facebook account for a political posting, you understand how upsetting it is & how important it is for others to stand with you & help you restore your account. It’s also part of the broader issue of censorship on social media which is a civil liberties issue when governments around the world dictate what they allow. You don’t have to post anything inflammatory or threatening to get blocked. You just have to get on the wrong side of the censors by exposing the violent realities of war, occupation, genocide, persecution.

It’s a pain in the butt that we have to concentrate on getting accounts restored but the fight for free speech, including on social media, is fundamental to our struggles for justice. That’s just the way it is.