Facebook Removes Grassroots Group

On April 8th, Michigan chiropractor Garrett Soldano started a Facebook group to express his frustration with what he believed to be Governor Whitmer’s forced, excessive quarantine on Michiganders. The group grew exponentially over the next few weeks reaching 386,227 members until it disappeared from Facebook on May 13th. Soldano believes the group is being censored by Facebook because of its message.

Soldano noted several things began to change as the group grew. New memberships began to slow down, livestream sessions were disrupted, accounts were suspended, and posts began to disappear for “violating community standards”. Ultimately, the account was deleted by Facebook, and access to the entire history of over 14 million posts was removed. 

Now, Soldano and his supporters have taken a different approach to activism for their cause. They have incorporated and formed a pending non-profit organization, called Stand Up Michigan Inc. According to a press release, “The vision of Stand Up Michigan is to reclaim and defend the rights and liberties of We the People of Michigan. Their mission is to educate, equip and empower “We The People” to stand up for sacred values, citizen rights and constitutional freedoms.” 

To listen to WGRT’s interview with Garrett Soldano, click <HERE>.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand