Facebook Rejects Ad Boost Honoring Illinois Police ‘Officer of the Year,” Claims It A “Sensitive Social Issue”
FB continues: “Our policy for running ads related to politics requires you to get authorized first by confirming your identity and creating a disclaimer that lists who is paying for the ads.”
This story is almost a week old, but it’s well worth sharing because it clearly demonstrates that Facebook is completely unhinged in its self-appointed role as guardians of all things social justice, including apparently upholding the antifa line of thought that “all cops are bastards.”
In an appalling display of ideological heavy-handedness, Facebook reportedly rejected an ad “boost” buy-in by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police for an ad honoring East Peoria Officer Jeffrey Bieber as their choice for ‘Officer of the Year.’
The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police wanted more people to know about hero East Peoria Officer Jeffrey Bieber, so it planned to pay Facebook extra for a “boost” in distribution of its post, according to a report.
But the social networking giant rejected the police group’s request, citing “sensitive social issues” connected with the ad that could spark controversy, the Journal Star of Peoria reported.
Ed Wojcicki, executive director of the police group, told the newspaper he couldn’t believe Facebook would reject a tribute to a police officer.
“The way we see it is, Facebook thinks it’s wrong to honor a brave police officer who suffered serious wounds while protecting his central Illinois city. How is that remotely political?” Wojcicki asked, according to the Journal Star.
We already know that Facebook and other Big Tech social media outlets work overtime to shadowban and “limit the circulation” of posts and accounts that it deems wrongthink. What they cannot do is to accept money to “boost” an ad and continue to suppress it.
Fox News continues:
Back in February, Officer Bieber managed to fatally shoot an assailant despite having been stabbed by the suspect multiple times during a traffic stop, the newspaper reported.
The police group in July named Bieber its officer of the year and posted an announcement on Facebook, only to receive the following response from the company after trying to “boost” the post’s distribution:
“This ad content has been correctly disapproved for violation of Facebook Advertising Policies and Guidelines,” Facebook wrote in a message to the police group. “As per policy: Your ad may have been rejected because it mentions politicians or is about sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation.
“Our policy for running ads related to politics requires you to get authorized first by confirming your identity and creating a disclaimer that lists who is paying for the ads,” the response from Facebook continued.
But Wojcicki said Facebook’s response made no sense to him.
“Our press release mentioned no politicians and has nothing to do with any election or pending legislation,” he said. “For Facebook to suggest that seems like a huge stretch and could be a signal that it wants to block good news about police.”
The suggestion, of course, is that the Illinois group didn’t submit their “political” ad properly, according to Facebook guidelines. But that’s not what is going on here.
Watch the discussion at Fox News:
We get it, Facebook doesn’t want any ad to announce, much less celebrate, any police officer being named ‘Officer of the Year.’ After all, they are on the “defund the police,” ACAB side of the political spectrum, so respecting the police is clearly a violation of their worldview, a worldview that actually sees everything as political, including the announcement of an officer of the year.
Obviously, this is outrageous, but it also provides a blueprint for an interesting strategy to conservative outlets and organizations. Facebook must “boost” any ad it accepts monies to boost or it can send out these nonsensical emails that attempt to obfuscate their true agenda while laying it bare.DONATE
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