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Trump’s social media guru gets suspended on Facebook

Dan Scavino cries foul.


David Covucci


Posted on Mar 19, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 4:44 pm CDT

President Donald Trump’s social media guru, Dan Scavino, was briefly blocked from posting on Facebook after his account was docked for spam-like behavior.

Scavino posted about the block on Facebook this week, saying the site was “silencing” him.

According to CNN, Facebook apologized after the action was noticed by several news outlets.

According to Facebook, the block was lifted “an hour or two.”

Scavino was flagged after he posted about how he almost always reads comments on his Facebook page, responding “thank you” to many people who replied to that post.

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Dan Scavino/Facebook

Even Trump flagged the temporary block, claiming he would look into it.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump used his Twitter feed to claim the social media giants always took the side of Democrats.

Scavino’s experience, though, was not likely anything different than what many people online experience. Anyone who has liked or retweeted a number of posts in succession has had their Twitter account limited for a bit. It’s one way that many tech companies attempt to flag bots and is typically applied without political bias.

However, conservatives have determined that the big tech companies are silencing their messages, so any action like this is going to be blown out of proportion, regardless of it clearly not being an effort at censorship.


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*First Published: Mar 19, 2019, 1:51 pm CDT