Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa (2007-2017), who is waging a battle through social networks against his political rivals, denounced on Friday that Facebook has once again blocked a page hosted on that platform.
“We are witnessing a new attack on freedom of expression. For no reason the social network @NotiFacebook decided to suspend my account », wrote on his Twitter profile Correa residing in Belgium and that is required by the justice of his country to face a complaint for his alleged involvement in the attempted kidnapping in 2012 of the opposition politician Fernando Balda.
«Stronger than ever. We will continue fighting to recover the Homeland, “added the exmandatario who had announced the transmission of a special program on Saturday, through his Facebook page, to comment on the problems that, in his opinion, Ecuador faces.
On April 12, Facebook had notified Correa of the closure of its account, but in the last days the former president announced that his new page had been enabled.
#ElMashiYaTieneFacebook— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) 7 de junio de 2019
Me cancelaron Facebook el mismo día que sacaron a Assange de Embajada del Ecuador. Tenía 1,5 millones de seguidores, era cuenta personal, verificada y de un expresidente. No hubo advertencia ni explicaciones.
Aquí mi nueva página:https://t.co/7f3s3WsvIP
“We opened a new page, in a few hours had 40,000 followers, and they closed it again. It is blatant censorship, “Correa wrote on Twitter, while on the same network former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, who is also outside the country and is subject to a process of investigation for alleged” instigation “, posted the message that Facebook would have issued for censor the Correa page.
He adds that “the pages that attack an individual or a group, or that have been created by an unauthorized person” are also removed.
“If your page has been removed for any of these reasons, it will not be reset. The improper and continuous use of the functions of Facebook could lead to the loss of the account permanently », warns the message.
In this regard, Patiño commented: “The social network @NotiFacebook apparently forgot the precepts of freedom of expression. Without any reason, he again suspends Rafael Correa’s account.
The ex-ruler, who has also been sprinkled by multiple complaints of alleged corruption, maintains a political pulse with his successor and ex-religious, Lenin Moreno, who since he took office in May 2017, has seen multiple correístas officials persecuted by the Justice .
These last few months, the Lawfare against @MashiRafael has escalated to unbelievable new levels.@facebook AGAIN blocked the page of the former Ecuadorian President, allegedly for revealing “private information” about the off-shore bank accounts (INA PAPERS) of @Lenin— Denis Rogatyuk (@DenisRogatyuk) 7 de junio de 2019