• 12-Year-Old Black Conservative: Facebook Blocked Me For Questioning Obama’s Love For America

    'This is an assault on freedom of speech'

    Last month, 12-year-old C.J Pearson’s video questioning Obama’s “love” for America garnered over 1.6 million views on Youtube.

    And now, young Pearson says his Facebook account has been suspended.

    “This is an assault on freedom of speech. And to take that away is to take away our God-given rights as Americans,” Pearson told a Georgia-based Fox News reporter.

    Facebook says Pearson’s access to his account was locked because of his age, not his political views.

    Facebook’s user agreement states that an administrator must be 13-years-old. Pearson is 12.

    “You have to be 13 to have a Facebook account. This is a requirement, not a suggestion. He was locked out because he lied about his age, not because of the content,” a Facebook statement read.

    “I would consider that complete malarkey,” Pearson told Fox. “Because in all honesty, there are many many people younger than me who have a Facebook account.”

    “I am having my Editor, Alan Davidson post on my behalf on this page while Facebook continues to lock me out,” Pearson said. “The 1st amendment is obviously not a big concern to the powers that be at Facebook, but we will continue to fight back!”

    “If they are going to stifle free speech and hinder the First Amendment, then I think there should be necessary repercussions about that,” he said.

    “I think the point is this: When a person decides to speak up, their voice shouldn’t be hindered because of someone disagreeing.”

    If nothing else, all this controversy will surely cause Pearson’s star to shine brighter.

    Watch Mr. Pearson’s original rant below:

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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