12-year-old’s Facebook page locked after YouTube clip questions President Barack Obama’s love of country

A 12-year-old African-American boy from Georgia, embraced by Republicans for conservatism, has apparently had his Facebook page locked – days after he put up a YouTube video questioning President Barack Obama’s love for his country. From the Washington Examiner:

On Friday, C.J. Pearson, a 12-year-old conservative from Georgia who posted a viral video supporting Rudy Giuliani, discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. That's when he learned his account and page had been locked for "suspicious activity."

This may be less than it seems. Facebook has a requirement that users be at least 13 years old. Young C.J. might have drawn enough attention to himself to be noticed by Facebook's enforcement squad. In any case, here's the YouTube clip in question:

Here’s some background on Pearson, who is pushing legislation to allow younger persons to serve as state lawmakers.

Pearson has this posted on his Facebook page:

I am having my Editor, Alan Davidson post on my behalf on this page while Facebook continues to lock me out. The 1st amendment is obviously not a big concern to the powers at be at Facebook, but we will continue to fight back!

So don’t be surprised if you see Pearson on Fox News in the morning.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

About the Author

Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.
X