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After announcing they would not block political Facebook ads over content, Facebook announced they were banning a group of ads placed by President Trump’s re-election campaign, accusing them of being “confusing.”

“Facebook said it will remove ads from President Donald Trump that invoked the U.S. Census when directing people to his reelection campaign’s website, saying they violated policies against causing confusion about the nationwide count,” POLITICO reports.

The ads in question offered users the chance to take part in a survey, called a “Congressional District Census.” 

“Census” is a common term for a mass count, and the Republican National Committee has mailed out millions of “census” surveys for over 20 years. The Trump ads in no way claimed to be affiliated Census Bureau.

“There are policies in place to prevent confusion around the official U.S. Census and this is an example of those being enforced,” Facebook said in a statement.

Just days earlier Facebook announced they would not ban the ad, because it was not false and did not advocate violence or illegal activity.

The social media giant quickly backed down however, after a coordinated liberal pressure campaign from activists who hoped to censor Trump ads.

The charge was led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who used her position to pressure Facebook.

“I’m particularly annoyed today the actions of Facebook,” Pelosi said at a press conference Thursday morning.

Pelosi directly targeted Facebook, invoking the possibility their actions were illegal.  She called the Trump ads “an absolute lie. A lie that is consistent with the misrepresentation policy of Facebook.”

“We told them to take down that site,” Pelosi said. “It’s a lie and it undermines who are are [sic]. It may be good for their profits, but that’s what counts for them. It’s not what counts for us and the Census.”

Facebook, fearing potential investigation, reversed its own policy and banned Trump’s ads.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Terry
2 years ago

Dump your Facebook they sell your info to highest bidder including to the fbi and DOJ they are deep in with giving info to the deep state
They allow just about anyone to bash trump on everything and anything but won’t run his adds but Bernie and joe put out lie after lie and miss info and get away with it
Facebook needs to be felt with by Atty gen Barr

Douglas Harrison
Douglas Harrison
2 years ago
Reply to  Terry

I’m using Facebook to reach a wider audience in my quest for a living donor for a kidney, so I’m stuck for the time being using Facebook. I’m asking people to please pass my story on to their social networks, and not directly asking anyone for their kidney.

My name is Douglas Harrison, and my case is being handled by the University of Minnesota Solid Organ Transplant Committee. Please let people know to call the UMMC SOTC to direct a kidney to me, if they wish to be tested as a donor. Blood type is irrelevant due to the chain transplant program.

I am a former Air Force cryptologic linguist with 12 years of active duty in Southeast and East Asia. Then I lived in Taiwan for eight years, because I heard how the American people treated Vietnam veterans. After living abroad for 20 years, I finally felt a need to come home.

My kidneys failed due to treatment for viral encephalitis in 2003, which left me cognitively impaired and unable to work. I’ve been writing children’s books in a bilingual format, using English and Chinese. To earn a bit more income, I found a career as a real-bearded Santa. Ho! Santa needs a kidney! Please let people know of my need. Thanks.

robert
2 years ago

Its time to get a Kidney transplant abroad where its Legal

Robert Brown
Robert Brown
2 years ago
Reply to  robert

Like in China, where they just shoot some political prisoner, whom they have already blood-typed, in anticipation of some foreign guick-cash?

Keith L Christy
2 years ago
Reply to  Terry

Everyone who want’s to back Mr. Trump & is a member of false book should dump there membership !! until they grow a set & stand out to Pelosi & her rat’s .

gls
gls
2 years ago

pelosi needs to go to prison for her continual corrupt crimes. She believes she is above the law and continues to break the law. She is truly hated by everyone.

Old hag needs to go to prison.

John Kellerman
2 years ago
Reply to  Terry

Don’t wait on the coward and useless Bill Barr. He’s as bad as was Jeff Sessions.

gls
gls
2 years ago
Reply to  John Kellerman

I’m beginning to wonder what he is doing, which is nothing and Durham the same……whats taken so long to thrown these corrupt criminals in prison!

tom matt
tom matt
2 years ago
Reply to  gls

It could be interesting if the President would move AG Barr to another position and appoint General M Flynn.The last 4 or 5 AG’s have been nothing by deep state hacks ,why not put a military man in place to use the skills honed by training and experience to define the problem and use the resources to resolve the situation. This could work because he has one task and does not have other allegiances !!>>

Merrilane Zellner
Merrilane Zellner
2 years ago

They then need to ban Biden and Sanders ads as well. Pelosi is so scared that our President is going to be reelected that she will do anything legal or illegal to try and stop him.

robert
2 years ago

How about banning All Ads especially from the Leftist Liberal Libtards x Besides each and every Sane American Citizen cannot be swayed by Ads but are able to to discern for themselves what is Political Bias and just Political Agenda

Nr
Nr
2 years ago

Wuhan Virus weaponized by China and their treasonous Godless demoncratic Commie party and cohorts to crash the greatest US economy ever! And to take down the greatest president ever, President Trump!! Keep up the great work President Trump! 2020 and beyond! From the Patriots of a Commie Demoncrat free America!