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Facebook Will Not Let Laura Loomer Back On Even Though She’s Running For Office

Far-right activist Laura Loomer will not be allowed to return to Facebook while running for Congress, according to CNN.

“People who have been banned from our services aren’t able to set up a new account even if they’re running for office,” a spokesperson told the network’s Oliver Darcy.

Loomer is banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium, Paypal, Venmo, GoFundMe, Uber and Lyft for violating their terms of service, in many cases by using hateful and Islamophobic speech.

She acknowledged in a fundraising email that she is using her congressional campaign in part to return to Twitter and Facebook, according to the Daily Beast.

“I can’t wait to see the reactions of Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey as they have to reinstate a ‘dangerous individual’ to their platforms,” Loomer wrote.

Earlier this month, the Palm Beach Post reported Loomer raised about $50,000 more than her opponent, incumbent Rep. Lois Frankel.

Molly Boigon is the investigative reporter at the Forward. Contact her at boigon@forward.com or follow her on Twitter @MollyBoigon

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