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Assemblymember Allard fabricates social media deplatforming after Nazi license plate controversy

Last week, Anchorage Assemblymember Jamie Allard claimed that her official Assemblymember Facebook account had been involuntarily removed from the social media platform, sparking outrage over the alleged “deplatforming” from conservative media pundits and supporters. Allard’s claim came after a tumultuous week for the Anchorage Assemblymember, who was removed from the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights and became the subject of international press coverage after publicly defending two Nazi-themed Alaska license plates. Today, the Alaska Landmine was informed by Facebook’s press office that the social media giant had taken no action against Allard’s account. Rather, says Facebook, Allard deactivated her own account, effectively deplatforming herself.

3REICH and FUHRER

On January 24, Allard publicly defended the issuing of two Nazi-themed Alaska license plates. The plates, which read 3REICH and FUHRER, appear to have both been issued to an individual residing in the Mat-Su Valley.

Jamie Allard defense of Nazi license plates

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Allard’s comments receive national, international attention

Allard’s statements drew a firestorm of attention and scrutiny. The day after her comments, Allard was removed from her position as a Commissioner on the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights. The unfolding controversy was covered in articles by the ADN, Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Hill, Car and Driver, USA Today, Vice News, Newsweek, and international publications The Independent and Daily Mail, and The Times of Israel, among many others.

On January 25, Alaska Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka stated on Facebook that the DMV had previously rescinded both plates and that their continued use was already illegal. In a January 28 video, Tshibaka announced changes in the Alaska DMV’s license plate review process.

On her official Assemblymember Facebook page, Allard issued a short statement citing her status as a person of color and denouncing racism and white supremacy.

Jamie Allard Nazi license plate statement

Allard alleges Facebook deplatforming

Multiple Facebook users began reporting that Allard was deleting critical comments on her Facebook post. One irate constituent made the following post to his personal account:

Jamie Allard deleting comments

This constituent reached out via e-mail to Assemblymember Allard to complain that her deletion of constituent comments was a violation of public records regulations. Allard responded in an e-mail as follows:

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Then, in a post to the Facebook group Save Anchorage, Allard claimed that Facebook had abruptly removed her account:

Jamie Allard claims Facebook deplatforming

In a January 26 article published in Must Read Alaska, titled “Facebook cancels Assembly member Allard’s page,” author Suzanne Downing reports on Allard’s alleged deplatforming:

Downing’s article drew numerous comments decrying tech company censorship, liberal “cancel culture,” and an alleged assault on free speech. Deplatforming has become a hot-button issue among conservatives, particularly after President Trump was ejected from multiple platforms following the 2020 presidential election.

According to Downing, Allard stated “I told people that this was going to happen to me; I knew I would be deplatformed.”

Facebook: Allard deactivated her own account

The Landmine reached out to Facebook to ask whether Assemblymember Allard had been deplatformed by the social media network. On Friday, Facebook’s press office responded that Allard had deactivated her official Assemblymember account and could reactivate it at her discretion:

Facebook statement regarding Jamie Allard

Assemblymember Allard did not respond to a request for comment.

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Lynn Willis
27 days ago

‘Oh what a tangled web we weave/ When first we practice to deceive”

Yet another politician has learned that the “cover up” is worse than the original act. How stupid are people who assume they can cover up the glittering trail they leave on any social platform? Her failure to comment only makes the situation worse. If she cannot explain this apparent lie regarding obfuscation of a public record she needs to find something else to do.

Michelle Wrightson
27 days ago

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Ivan Hodes
27 days ago

“Assemblymember Allard did not respond to a request for comment.”

AUDREY SAYLOR
26 days ago

Lies for Drama… salty assemblyperson causes drama supporting Nazis… come on Eagle River you can do better

Lynn Willis
26 days ago
Reply to  AUDREY SAYLOR

I am not so sure. Remember Eagle River gave Alaska Lora Reinbold.

Herr Mueler
23 days ago
Reply to  Lynn Willis

As many issues as I have with La-la-lora Reiiiinbold, I can’t imagine her defending Nazi license plates… she’s been in politics much longer than Allard and never done anything so insane she’s ended up in effing CAR AND DRIVER lol.

Arctic Blast
26 days ago

Jeff ! You are a total Democrat A$$hole what happened to your soul ??

26 days ago
Reply to  Arctic Blast

Putting the truth out about JA makes him an asshole? I’m sure his soul is just fine, you should be more worried about Allard’s soul, she’s the one lying to get attention.

Peter Hoepfner
26 days ago
Reply to  Arctic Blast

Why do we have to be of one party or the other… names for either. Why can’t be just be decent human beings, and all come together for the good of Alaska. The Alaskans I know, will stop in a sleeting blizzard, offer you the shirt off their backs, and change your tire, after pulling you out of the ditch. Lately, seems like everyone is out for themselves… Even one Alaskan “leader” recently said: “I’m going to do what is good for ME…. you do what is good for you”… (I was stunned, as I have never heard anything like… Read more »

Laine Welch
26 days ago

Blatant, self-serving lying has become a major “platform” for the Republican party. Sorta like MT Greene saying she is “not aware” of the vicious statements in her social media and claiming that “teams” write stuff for her and “sometimes get things wrong.” Lies and more lies. Party over Country. Lie and be a spineless toady in hopes of getting Don the Con’s “base” votes in 2022 elections. That’s all the likes of Allard et al care about. Pathetic.

Jc N
26 days ago

Car and Driver

Nick
26 days ago

Unfortunate how we live in such a disgraced cancel culture it will tend to lead us to make decisions to protect our own sanctity. Allard did nothing wrong wrong but here we are.

Mr Boregaurd
26 days ago
Reply to  Nick

You’re right, Allard did nothing wrong here (except say Nazi license plates are acceptable, issue an insulting and dishonest non-apology, illegally censor constituent comments on her government Facebook page, and then outright lie about being de-platformed to paint herself as a victim). You’re right, Allard is exactly the kind of leader the Muni needs right now.

Recall Allard
26 days ago
Reply to  Mr Boregaurd

Allard also posted the name and screenshot of an email sent by a constituent to her personal Facebook page. The Save Anchorage vigilantes attempted to locate the individual — going so far as to identify their employer in an apparent attempt to have Allard’s constituent fired from her job.

That’s the level we’re at here with Jamie Allard and Save Anchorage. Jamie Allard is unfit to serve on that body, let your Assembly member(s) know this.

Nick
24 days ago
Reply to  Recall Allard

Never mind all the good she has done and all the people who support her. She defends a different point of view than yours, therefore she must be nailed to the cross. The hate is coming from ya’ll. Not her.

Nick
24 days ago
Reply to  Mr Boregaurd

She was defending freedom of speech. Although the plates were distasteful, it is an important conversation to have and is Critically being threatened by the oligarchy of Democrats, main stream Media and Social Tech companies.
Whether she deleted her FB page, or she shut down, you can see that influence and power to “cancel” people is very real and very saddening

The big guy
26 days ago

Thank you Jamie Allard.

The big guy
26 days ago

I’ll take Allard account of what happened over Facebooks, or the ignorant partisan hack Landfield any day of the week.

James
26 days ago
Reply to  The big guy

You’re right, this is a giant conspiracy. One of the largest companies in the world is working in unison to make Allard, an Eagle River assemblyperson, look bad. They even got Microsoft in on it to fabricate the email from Allard admitting to deactivating her own page! This goes higher up than we thought!! No way could it be a proven liar is lying again to stir up attention for herself.

Alex Koplin
26 days ago

Who were the reporters for this piece?

Scott Christiansen
25 days ago
Reply to  Alex Koplin

Your question brings to mind some of the problems with this site. Anonymity here is often granted to reporters and sources without telling readers why. That said, other publications do similar stuff. The Economist, for example, hasn’t used reporter’s bylines since its founding in the 1840s. But editors at The Economist stake a claim to strict standards for granting anonymity to sources. There’s good evidence they know what their doing and why. I’m still a huge fan of The Alaska Landmine. I just think anonymity without published reasons is a disservice to readers. Look at the recent column about the… Read more »

Herr Mueler
23 days ago

Jamie knows absolutely nothing about the history or demographics of Chile if she thinks “My dad is from Chile” is a defense here. Lots of Nazis went there after WWII and there are many, many white Chileans. It’s like saying “My dad is from Chicago so I can’t be racist.” It just makes zero sense.