The Hill reports:
Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), two frequent critics of Silicon Valley, hit Facebook on Monday for taking down the event pages of some demonstrations organized against coronavirus stay-at-home orders.
A spokesperson for the social media giant told The Hill on Monday that it removed pages for protests in California, New Jersey and Nebraska after confirming with state governments that they would break social distancing rules.
“Why is @Facebook colluding with state governments to quash peoples free speech?” Trump Jr., the president’s son, tweeted. Hawley, an outspoken critic of Big Tech, quote-tweeted news of the removals and wrote, “Because free speech is now illegal America?”
Why is @Facebook colluding with state governments to quash peoples free speech?
Regardless of what you think about the lockdowns or the protests against them, this is a chilling & disturbing government directed shutdown of peoples 1st Amendment rights. Very dangerous! https://t.co/rnG09TSVhI
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 20, 2020