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Instagram Has Banned Popular Canadian Anti-Masker & Anti-Vaxxer Chris Sky

"We will not tolerate content on our platform about COVID-19 that could lead to harm."
Instagram Has Banned Popular Canadian Anti-Masker & Anti-Vaxxer Chris Sky

Popular Canadian social media personality and anti-masker Chris 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. 

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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."

Saccoccia was heading to scheduled appearances in Calgary and Vancouver when he was barred from checking in at the airport.