Fact Check: Facebook Did NOT Say That If You Support The NRA You Will Get Kicked Off

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  • by: Dana Ford
Fact Check: Facebook Did NOT Say That If You Support The NRA You Will Get Kicked Off Not Targeted

Did Facebook say that if you support the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) then you will get kicked off its platform? No, that's not true: A Facebook spokeswoman denied the claim. Also, the verified account of the NRA remains active, as do countless other accounts where people have expressed support for the NRA.

The claim appeared as a Facebook post (archived here) on June 29, 2020. It read:

Well Facebook said that if you support the nra you will get kicked off. Well let's experiment. I Support the NRA how about y'all

This is what the post looked like at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Jul 3 14:07:06 2020 UTC)

The post did not cite a source for its claim or anything else to back it up. Lead Stories checked with Facebook spokeswoman Brittany Uter, who said the statement is not true.

Additionally, accounts where people have expressed support for the NRA remain active on the platform, as can be seen here, here and here. As stated, the verified Facebook account of the NRA also remains active.

Facebook's community standards page outlines what type of content is objectionable. Affiliation with the National Rifle Association is not mentioned.

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