- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Facebook is giving actor Kevin Sorbo the silent treatment about a 500,000-fan purge of his official page.

The former “Hercules” star appears to be the latest high-profile name to be digitally exiled by the social media giant.

Content policing temporarily took out former Republican politician Ron Paul, in addition to more serious bans for former President Trump’s page and Brandon Straka of the once-500,000-strong “Walk Away” page.

“I’ve been told absolutely nothing. I mean they’ve been shadow banning me for the last year telling me that they’re purposely only letting a select few people see the posts that I make,” Mr. Sorbo told “Fox News @ Night” host Shannon Bream Monday evening. “And the posts that I make, I do a lot of humor and obviously Facebook doesn’t like humor because they don’t have anything to laugh about. … I’d love to get an answer. Trust me.”

Mr. Sorbo said that he generally stuck to humor on his page, along with tactful and open-ended posts about COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential election.

“I post things from doctors saying, ‘Hey check out the other side of the issue of COVID,’ or ‘check out the other side of the issue of voter fraud’ and ‘what do you guys think?’” he said while sitting beside his wife, Sam.

Ms. Bream noted that Facebook also refused to comment on the situation when contacted by Fox.

“We’ve reached out to Facebook numerous times,” the host said. “I know a number of media outlets have with the same response. We have not gotten a response.”

Mrs. Sorbo added that “cancel culture” tactics were also part and parcel of a modern-day Hollywood blacklist.

“There’s absolutely a blacklist,” she said. “Because the fascists love the blacklist. They only hate it when it’s applied to them. These are liberal fascists. That’s probably why I wrote my book [“Words for Warriors”] is because the left has succeeded in redefining the word ‘fascism’ to mean something right-wing, but nothing could be further from the truth. … What he suffered on Facebook was a digital assassination.” 

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