Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens

Conservative commentator Candace Owens’ Facebook account was temporarily suspended this week, a spokesperson for the social media company confirmed to Fox News on Friday. 

The representative said her account was mistakenly suspended because of a recent post she shared that had been flagged for violating the site’s community standards.

The post read: “Black America must wake up to the great liberal hoax. White supremacy is not a threat. Liberal supremacy is.” It also reportedly featured data on the poverty rates between black and white Americans.

The representative told the news publication that the company has since “restored Ms. Owens’ post and removed the block on her account after confirming that the content didn’t violate our policies.”

Owens commented about the suspension on Twitter, accusing the site of censoring her for “posting the poverty rates in fatherless homes.”

After the suspension was lifted, Owens said in another tweet later on Friday: “While I am grateful that I have a large enough platform to make noise and force reconsideration— what about the millions of people who do not?”

“What about the millions of conservatives who are forever silenced on social media?” she added. 

“Typically when they censor conservatives, they mask it behind white supremacy and their commitment to ending it,” she also said in an interview with Fox News. 

“Their expectation is that masses will believe that excuse without digging further. Censoring me paints a different story, however-as no one with a modicum of intelligence would be so quick as to accept that narrative,” she added.

Owens is one of a growing list of conservatives who have accused social media companies like Facebook and Twitter of working to censor their political messaging, including President Trump.

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