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Facebook claims it suspended Candace Owens' page by 'mistake,' restores access

'@facebook is fearful that black ppl r waking up'

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Facebook has restored social media privileges to Candace Owens.

Early Friday, Owens' tweeted that Facebook had suspended her page for a week over a post that called for "Black America" to wake up to the "great liberal hoax." The outspoken communications director at Turning Point USA is best known for her Blexit campaign, which urges the black community to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republicans.

The Trump supporter tweeted an update Friday afternoon that she once again had access to her social media page, along with a message from Facebook that claimed its censorship of her account was a "mistake."

Owens credited the "millions of conservatives" who she believes lashed out against the platform's move to silence her voice:

WOW! Update!

@facebook has restored my page! While I am grateful that I have a large enough platform to make noise and force reconsideration— what about the millions of people who do not?

What about the millions of conservatives who are forever silenced on social media?

Before Facebook restored Owens' page, she accused the company of being "fearful that black ppl r waking up."

"Wherever liberal policies reign supreme, Black America is under threat," she wrote. "Abortion, Illegal immigration, welfare traps which encourage father absence—these are progressive policies that lead to regressive results for my community."

"@facebook is fearful that black ppl r waking up," she concluded.

What's the backstory?

Friday morning, Owens took to Twitter to inform her nearly 1.4 million followers that Facebook had stifled another "Make America Great Again" supporter. She tweeted:

Dear @DonaldTrump,

My @facebook page has been suspended for 7 days for posting that white supremacy is not a threat to black America, as much as father absence and & liberal policies that incentivize it, are.

I am censored for posting the poverty rates in fatherless homes.

She also attached the Facebook post that had apparently gotten her censored, which said:

Black America must wake up to the great liberal hoax. White supremacy is not a threat. Liberal supremacy is.

Poverty rate among blacks: 22%
Poverty rate among whites: 11%
Poverty rate among MARRIED blacks: 7%

Do not liberal supremacists convince you that white people are the problem at the same time that their policies encourage the 77% father absence in black households.

About an hour after the initial post, Owens tweeted again.

This time she accused Facebook of bias and accused the company of silencing her for being a black woman who is speaking the truth. She called out Facebook for allowing posts that accused President Donald Trump of white supremacy.

"Facebook has allowed every post that has falsely and horribly accused @realDonaldTrump of white supremacy to remain on its platform," Owens tweeted.

"But when a black woman begins discussing the TRUTH — which is that liberal policies have systematically ruined black homes — they censor," she wrote. "Unfair!"

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