Popular Canadian social media personality and anti-maskerChris Saccoccia — also known as Chris Sky — has been banned from Instagram over "content promoting widely debunked hoaxes," Facebook (which owns Instagram) confirmed in a statement to MTL Blog.
Saccoccia, who is reportedly the son of prominent Vaughan real estate developer Art Saccoccia,had his account removed earlier this week, partly due to what Facebook considers "harmful vaccine information." Toronto Star reported that he also appears to have been added to Canada's no-fly list.
SURPRISE THEY ARE SO SCARED OF ME SPEAKING IN CALGARY AND VANCOUVER THEY ARE DELETING ALL MY SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEY SHOULD BE— Chris Sky (@Chris Sky) 1618330454.0
The anti-vaxxer coined the hashtag #JustSayNo in reference to vaccines and other COVID-19 restrictions. He was vocal on Instagram about what he considered "lawless political dictatorship" in the form of public health restrictions, building a social media audience of over 250,000 followers.
A spokesperson for Facebook told MTL Blog the platform will continue to remove new and alternate accounts he creates "due to his multiple violations and blatant disregard of our Community Standards."