Marina Budzisz is the Founder and President of the Turning Point USA chapter in her high school, but has been in an uphill battle attempting to establish the chapter’s presence on social media. She started a Facebook page in the summer of 2018 only to find that Facebook then unpublished the page in February 2019 under the claim of “impersonating an organization.”
“I made the Facebook page last summer when I started my chapter. It was unpublished in February because Facebook said that I was ‘impersonating an organization.'”
Budzisz contested the claim, provided proof of identity, and eventually found that the TPUSA chapter’s Facebook page had been republished. But her struggles didn’t just end there. Without any warning, her page was taken down on April 24th and Facebook would not let her contest the decision any further.
Turning Point News reached out to Facebook for comment on the matter, but has not heard back since the time of publishing.
Budsisz took to Twitter to express her frustration, pointing out that a parody page of Turning Point USA has over 8,000 likes and has not been unpublished by Facebook, but her real chapter’s page has.
— Marina Budzisz (@marinabudzisz) April 2, 2019
This is not the first time that Turning Point USA chapters have been targeted on social media. However, why this chapter was sought after remains a mystery.