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Facebook changed its mind and belatedly pulled a racist Trump campaign ad

Facebook changed its mind and belatedly pulled a racist Trump campaign ad

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I mean, it’s not like Facebook could have known the Trump campaign ad was a transparently racist attempt to gin up anti-immigration sentiment just days before the midterms. Right?

After first approving the ad, which depicted a convicted murderer and falsely linked him to a group of migrants fleeing violence in Central America, for paid promotion, the Palo Alto-based social media company thought better of it Monday and decided that the race-baiting spot didn’t actually meet its high standards. 

The change was reported by CNN, and confirmed in a Facebook statement provided to Mashable. 

“This ad violates Facebook’s advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it,” wrote a company spokesperson. “While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it cannot receive paid distribution.” Read more…

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