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Mastriano Fighting Facebook on Facebook

Doug Mastriano

Beware. No matter what you may think, apparently there are Facebook police.

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York) has accused the social media giant of shutting down one of his pages due to “hacking.”

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mastriano called into conserative online talk show host Wendy Bell’s program – on Facebook – to air his grievance. 

He then went to his Fight4PA Facebook page to go live and share his story.

“So, some drama last night. I was simply sharing Rebbie’s (Mastriano) prayer live on the PA bikers for freedom …  it resulted in sharing it too much, Facebook shutting down my account, my private page,” he said. “I’m thinking it was a brilliant move by them. Going after my private page thinking it was hacked … impossible. Every time they sent me a verification code by text or email, I used it to confirm it was me from my phone and my email. Then they said the page was hacked. And they just closed down the page.”

The 58-year-old Mastriano told Bell that he runs 67 other Facebook pages – one for each of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties – and the rest were unaffected. His Facebook page for Senate posts has 203,000 followers, while his campaign page Facebook draws 98,000.

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