• June 19, 2024

Facebook Has Been Forced To Backtrack Big Time…

After releasing their official statement about the conservative children’s book Heroes of Liberty, Facebook reinstated the books’ access to the platform on Monday.

Heroes of Liberty, which has published biographies of figures such as Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett and former President Ronald Reagan, said it was told the account was locked for violating Facebook’s policy on “Low Quality or Disruptive Content.”

The Daily Wire previously reported:

Heroes of Liberty, launched on November 14, offers biographies of such American heroes as President Ronald Reagan and economist Thomas Sowell to young readers. On December 23, Facebook locked the account, preventing it from posting ads. When the publisher appealed the ruling, Facebook responded by claiming that because Heroes of Liberty didn’t “comply with [their] policy on Low Quality or Disruptive Content,” it was permanently disabling the account.

Meta, the company that owns Facebook appeal from the publisher brought this reply: “After a final review of this ad account, we confirmed it didn’t comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards. You can no longer advertise with this ad account and its ads and assets will remain disabled. This is our final decision.”

After Facebook’s so-called “Final decision” numerous public outcry was made.

Below are some of the personalities who are against Facebook:

A Twitter post made by Editor Bethany Mandel to share her disappointment on January 3. “My new children’s book publishing company, @HeroesOfLiberty, was dealt a real blow going into the New Year when we were banned by Facebook,”

Our books are designed to inspire children. We invested much of our seed capital in building our brand on Facebook …

When Facebook shut down our account, we lost all the data that we carefully gathered for the last six months. We can’t communicate with the audience that we built. Our ad account is permanently disabled. The consequences to our business could be devastating.

She also told Fox News that “We are not in politics; we are in the business of creating beautiful stories about great people that will entertain children and give them life lessons. To cancel children’s books because they celebrate American values that 90% of Americans believe in isn’t even anti-conservative bias, it’s anti-American. Pure madness.”Watch the latest video at foxbusiness.com

Senator Ted Cruz also expressed disgust for Facebook’s treatment of the company. “When conservatives start independent publishing outlets and platforms, #BigTech companies like Facebook now work to destroy them,” he said, adding, “This latest example is particularly galling.”

Mandel also added a Twitter post later that evening, at 8:23 p.m., “This is sickening. The books were about Ronald Reagan, Amy Coney Barrett, and Thomas Sowell. Facebook blocked ads for them claiming they violate a policy against ‘low-quality or disruptive content. What bullsh*t.”

After the public outcry, Facebook’s parent company Meta said Tuesday that it has now reversed course on the ban, according to Fox Business.

According to Meta spokesman Andy Stone, an error has occurred that causes the permanent disablement of the book.

“This should not have happened. It was an error and the ad account’s been restored,” Stone wrote on Twitter.

“So when they say ‘This is our final decision’ they mean ‘This is our final decision unless you can cause a large enough outcry to force us to review it again.’” This is how Former Babylon Bee writer Frank Fleming summed up the whole Facebook incident.

Watch it here: FoxNews/Video

Sources: Daily Wire, Rebel News, New York Post, Fox Business

 

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