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Conspiracy Theorist Billy Te Kahika has been banned on his personal Facebook page due to a mass amount of user-generated reports being sent to his other page that has a following of over twenty-two thousand people.
On April 7, Mr Kahika took a flight to Christchurch to protest outside of a facility after a member staying inside said they would go on a ‘hunger strike’ in protest because they refused swab tests, footing a large bill for taxpayers.
His public Facebook page has recently spread misinformation about the COVID-19 Managed Isolation and Quarantine processes in place for New Zealand, deeming them as ‘detention centres’ in front of thousands of viewers.
Managed Isolation and Quarantine facilities exist to ensure procedures are in place in preventing the virus’s spread around the wider community.
The ban means that he will not be able to live stream, post, or use the messenger app for roughly a week-long period. However, he has been using an alternative administrator account on his page. There are five admin accounts on the page as thisquality understands.
People are encouraged to send reports to Facebook following misinformation being spread about the COVID-19 virus and avoiding a Facebook ban using evasion measures.
Previously he’d been banned on Facebook for three days on March 6 due to misinformation being spread about COVID-19 from a prior live stream on February 22.
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