Trump Busted For Violating Facebook Policies, The Media Giant Makes Him Pay By Taking Down His Ads
Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is now facing the consequences for violating Facebook’s advertising policies as the media giant has decided to take down his ads.
A screenshot of the ad shows a crowd of women with the caption, “The Women for Trump Coalition needs the support of strong women like you!” and violates a Facebook policy that states ads “must not contain content that asserts or implies personal attributes.”
“This includes direct or indirect assertions or implications about a person’s race, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs, age, sexual orientation or practices, gender identity, disability, medical condition (including physical or mental health), financial status, membership in a trade union, criminal record, or name,” the policy states.
Facebook told Gizmodo that they notified the Trump campaign about the violation and noted that the ad “cannot continue to run unless fixed.”
Facebook blamed the ad’s slipping through the cracks on the fact that “machines and human reviewers make mistakes,” adding that “the ad review system and enforcement aren’t perfect and we won’t catch every ad.”
But Trump has a history of violating Facebook’s policies with his ads, according to Popular Info’s Judd Legum.
One ad falsely claimed that Democrats want to “repeal the Second Amendment,” which violates Facebook’s policy prohibiting “deceptive claims, offers, or methods.” In another ad, Facebook allowed the Trump campaign to mislead supporters by claiming there was a midnight deadline to enter a contest to win the “1,000,000th red MAGA hat signed by President Trump.” According to Legum, the ad was allowed to run for weeks.
The problem isn’t going away any time soon, and Legum says that the situation is “likely to get worse.”
“The Trump campaign is learning that it can get away with nearly anything on Facebook. As election day approaches, its tactics are likely to become more brazen.”