DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - A conservative commentator is considering suing Facebook for permanently booting him from the platform.
On May 2, it was announced that Paul Joseph Watson and others were banned from Facebook and Instagram. Along with Watson, Facebook also gave the boot to Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, among others.
Discussing the ban, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement, "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology."
The spokesperson added, "The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today."
In the aftermath of the ban, Watson has suggested that he may take legal action against Facebook. In a tweet on May 3, Watson stated, "I have the best media lawyers in London looking over the Facebook issue. I am not an 'extremist' or a 'dangerous person' and won't be defamed as one."
I have the best media lawyers in London looking over the Facebook issue. I am not an "extremist" or a "dangerous person" and won't be defamed as one.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 3, 2019
And in a tweet on May 6, Watson brought up the case of Maajid Nawaz, who won a multi-million dollar settlement with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
A reminder that Maajid Nawaz won $3.375 million for falsely being labeled an "extremist". Interesting. https://t.co/wAAtzfzxnb— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 6, 2019