Facebook appears to be censoring private messages related to an FBI whistleblower, the New York Post reported.
In a whistleblower complaint filed Wednesday, an FBI special agent alleged that a politicized Washington, D.C., bureau field office exaggerated the threat of domestic terrorism and used an "overzealous" Jan. 6 House select committee probe to harass conservative Americans and violate their constitutional rights, the Post reported.
The revelations resulted in the whistleblower receiving much public and private support, including from former FBI agents and conservative groups.
Post columnist Miranda Devine wrote Sunday night that the Facebook account of the whistleblower was suspended after responding to an offer of support from a local chapter of Moms for Liberty (M4L), a conservative group that advocates for parental rights.
"What can M4L do for [whistleblower's name] right now?" Moms for Liberty had texted a mutual friend. "We want to offer community support of fundraising (though we feel it would likely be shut down). Can you reach out to him and let him know Moms for Liberty is thinking of him and if we can provide any assistance we are here."
The agent's wife then responded to Moms for Liberty via a private message on her personal Facebook account.
The wife thanked the group members for their support, and said her husband was in the process of obtaining permission from the FBI to speak publicly. She also asked group members to share her husband's story via their personal social media accounts.
About 30 minutes later, the Post reported, the wife was notified by Facebook that her account had been suspended because the "account, or activity on it, doesn't follow our Community Standards."
Also, the wife's message on the Moms for Liberty account disappeared and was replaced by, "Message unavailable."
The whistleblower, a 12-year veteran of the FBI and a SWAT team member in Florida, was suspended by the FBI last week after refusing to participate in what he regarded as an unnecessarily heavy-handed raid over a Jan. 6 misdemeanor.
"I have an oath to uphold the Constitution," the whistleblower told supervisors when he asserted his conscientious objection to joining an Aug. 24 raid on a Jan. 6 subject in the Jacksonville, Fla., area, the Post reported.
"I have a moral objection and want to be considered a conscientious objector."
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