Gerald Grosz was blocked on Facebook “without giving any reason”. The presidential candidate announced this on Saturday and described it as a “democratic scandal”. The former FPÖ and BZÖ politician also criticized the fact that this was an attempt to prevent his candidacy. “Facebook is directly intervening in the election campaign.” Grosz.
Facebook is the official page for Grosz’s candidacy. The campaign for the collection of the necessary 6,000 signatures, which begins on Tuesday, is also being run via Facebook. “If Facebook doesn’t unblock the page, they will prevent my candidacy,” the presidential candidate said. If you currently visit his Facebook page, it says that the content is “currently unavailable”.
Grosz expressed the suspicion that the lock would be controlled from Austria. In his opinion, hundreds of people could have reported the site for allegedly violating the standards.