Kevin Sorbo Apparently Blacklisted by Big Tech Outfit
Updated: Feb 27
The Christian actor says a major social media site has canceled his account.
Best-known for his starring role in the 1990s TV show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Kevin Sorbo is a consistent presence in the faith-based film genre, with roles in movies like Soul Surfer (2011), God's Not Dead (2014) and Let There Be Light (2017). He is also a conservative who actively avows his political beliefs. And it would seem that - not his Christian Faith - is what's led to his social media problems.
The actor announced to fans that last week, "Facebook has deleted my official account with over 500,000 followers." In an interview with Fox News Channel, Sorbo says he's still gotten no explanation from the social media platform, but has also had difficulties in the past, claiming they have previously minimized the number of people who could see some of his posts.
He suspects this apparent blacklisting - which is what his wife and fellow actor Sam Sorbo calls it in the interview - is related to the subject matter he often addresses: things like claims of voter fraud in the last presidential election and questioning the efficacy of masks to fight coronavirus transmission. He claims big tech doesn't like it when people break with the orthodoxy they endorse.
"Their tolerance level is a one-way street with them. So it's difficult to fight that battle when they have all the power. And they know they have all the power."
Sorbo has opened a new Facebook page, but efforts to share that with others are being thwarted by the company, according to him. He does still have a functioning Instagram account and first announced this issue via Twitter, so he has not been completely blacklisted, at least not as of this reading.
If you'd like to get all the details, you can watch his interview with Fox News Channel via this link to their website.