Facebook blocks page of ex-Ecuadorian leader Rafael Correa

Facebook has blocked the page of former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa in what the firebrand leader is lambasting as part of a "brutal persecution."

The page where Correa posted messages to his followers disappeared Thursday.

Correa has been posting information online about an offshore bank account allegedly used by the brother of Ecuador's current president, Lenin Moreno, to stash millions.

Moreno is Correa's ex-ally-turned-nemesis and has not been directly tied to the account.