Craig Kelly decries censorship but blocks dissenting voices from his Facebook page, constituents say
Residents in Craig Kelly’s Sydney electorate of Hughes have reacted angrily to their MP accusing Facebook of censorship, saying he regularly blocks constituents from his page when they disagree with his climate change denialism and advocacy of unproven treatments for Covid-19.
A group called We are Hughes has formed to run an independent against Kelly at the next federal election, saying his views, particularly on climate change, do not represent those of his constituents.
One organiser of the group, Linda Seymour, said she was blocked after she questioned whether he really believed some of the views he was posting.
A poll by another anti-Kelly page, Kick Kelly Out, recently received responses from 23 Hughes constituents when it asked if anyone had been blocked from Kelly’s site.