'This is interference': Facebook locks GOP candidate's page days ahead of primary

Facebook blocked Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Chad Prather from accessing his page on the site only eight days before the primary election.

Prather told the Washington Examiner the ban resulted from a months-old comment discussing the events of Jan 6. A commentator, who Prather confirmed tends to "spam" his page and "comments nonstop," called the events of the day an "insurrection."

Facebook notified Prather he was banned from his page for seven days starting Feb 21. The primary election is March 1.

"They silenced my campaign on Facebook," Prather said. "This is illegal. This is interference. This is absolutely a travesty to the political process of free and fair elections."

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