Mistake or not, it reveals bias

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Facebook NOT like buttonFacebook has banned political ads from a pro-life group seven times, each time changing its mind and admitting it made a mistake.

Susan B. Anthony List can be forgiven if it has a hard time believing Facebook when it says it's sorry, it made a mistake by taking action against the ads. Spokesperson Mallory Quigley explains:

"Over the last month or so, Facebook has suspended four different ads – we're up to seven different times – and it seems completely arbitrary the suspending of the different ad campaigns."

Two of the ads were the typical political-season ads with a subtle change in mood when talking about the different candidates (this one dealing with the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee):

SBA List ad: "Phil Bredesen wants taxpayers to pay for abortions for babies with Down syndrome. Phil Bredesen is just too extreme for Tennessee. Thankfully, we have pro-life champion Marsha Blackburn running for Senate ...."

The other two ads featured babies who were born premature, but contained nothing graphic.

Quigley

Quigley argues that Facebook's bias is showing. "It certainly seems politically motivated to us," she tells OneNewsNow. "We have taken to other social media channels like Twitter, as well as to the traditional media, and have been causing a fuss about this."

SBA List has now gotten assurances that the ads will not be interrupted again. "Fortunately, as of Friday all of our pro-life ads are back up and running on Facebook and will be through Election Day," says the pro-lifer.

She admits, however, that she won't be surprised if Facebook makes another "mistake."

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