(Natural News) A former Facebook employee who questioned his former employer’s corporate culture in the past has now been de-platformed by the social media giant after posting videos critical of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Patrick Shyu, the ex-Facebook and Google employee who posted the video, quickly found himself banned from Facebook after his video went viral. In addition, he also claimed that he was shadowbanned from YouTube as well.
“For 10 years I said all great things and then one time I say something that you may not necessarily like, you disable my entire account and I lose access to all the past 10 years information and there’s no explanation, no customer service, and not much an appeals process,” Shyu said.
Shyu has been critical of Facebook before
This isn’t the first time that Patrick Shyu has butted heads with Facebook. Last August, Shyu was apparently fired from the company because he ran a YouTube channel that the latter didn’t like.
Immediately after he was fired, Shyu posted multiple videos about his firing on his YouTube channel. This culminated in a video called “Day in the Life of a Facebook Software Engineer,” where Shyu presents a satirized version of the day of his sacking.
As part of that video, Shyu criticized the corporate culture inside Facebook, calling it a “popularity contest” where projects and ideas are driven more by likes and positive comments than logic.
“Imagine receiving multiple notifications every day where people are just telling me what they’ve accomplished, how great they are,” Shyu said in the video.
In a following video, Shyu later detailed how Facebook employees have to always boast about their mundane accomplishments on the company’s internal social network – called Workplace – for them to get ahead.
“It’s kind of this game for people to get as many likes and comments on their posts,” he explained. “If you’re into popularity contests, if you thrive in that type of environment then you’ll probably do really well.”
Banned over BLM scam video
While Shyu remained critical of Facebook after his firing, the company didn’t really do anything against him until now. According to Shyu, this may have to do with the content of his latest viral video.
In that video, posted on his second YouTube channel last week, Shyu talked about the Black Lives Matter movement and how there were some potential scams around it. Specifically, Shyu pointed out how donating to the movement resulted in money being sent to the Left-leaning nonprofit ActBlue.
Shyu pointed out that ActBlue is basically a “fundraising arm” for the Democratic party. As part of this, Shyu points to a tweet by Candace Owens that says that money sent to the BLM movement and ActBlue actually goes to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign. (Related: Facebook smoking gun: Conservatives targeted for censorship because of their political beliefs… Facebook rigging elections.)
According to Shyu, he believes that Facebook did not like his stance on the matter, which resulted in him getting banned from the platform.
Loss of content and access to other sites
In regards to his ban, Shyu talks about how he has now lost over 10 years’ worth of content, posts, contacts and more, that he’s shared on the platform. He mentions that he’s now lost the ability to contact distant friends and relatives for whom Facebook was his only means of doing so.
In addition, he also points out that he’s lost access to other accounts since he used Facebook login to get into them. He specifically points to his TikTok account that, while rarely used, he has now lost access to since he can’t access his Facebook.
Following his ban, Shyu made a second Facebook account and sent in an appeal for his old account. However, Shyu stated that his second account has now also been banned and that his appeal has not moved forward.