Facebook Purge Snares Wisconsin Conservative Group

Wisconsin Conservative Union, a popular Facebook group for conservatives in the state, was apparently taken offline during Facebook's targeting of offensive personalities and fan pages Thursday.

"I was surprised by this," said Wisconsin Conservative Union administrator Bob Dohnal, who said on The Dan O'Donnell Show that a friend called him Thursday night to let him know that his page had vanished. "It's about 2,000 of the conservative leaders around this state. Nobody is talking about revolution or anything like that. It's just been a place where everybody can exchange ideas and talk about candidacies and stuff."

Dohnal added that he never received any warnings about any of the group's posts or any notice that it had violated Facebook standards. He isn't even sure if the group has been suspended or permanently removed from Facebook. He merely logged on and found it was gone.

On Thursday, Facebook permanently banned a number of fringe right-wing figures, including Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, and Paul Nehlen in addition to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Dohnal doesn't know why (or even if) his group was lumped in with and removed alongside them.

"There's never been anything [posted] against gays or anyone of any race or sex or anything like that," he said. "If there were, I would take them off right away."

As of the publication of this article, Dohnal was trying to contact Facebook to determine why Wisconsin Conservative Union was pulled.

Dan O'Donnell discussed Facebook's latest purge of conservatives on Friday's show. Listen to it here:

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