Facebook announced Thursday it is banning ads from The Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump super PAC, The Hill reports.
A Facebook policy spokesperson, Andy Stone, said in a statement, “As a result of the Committee to Defend the Presidents repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform.”
Facebook did not say how long the ban would last. According to Fox Business, the page will lose advertising privileges for a minimum of 90 days. The advertising ban will take effect on Aug. 10, and is set to end around Nov. 1.
The Committee to Defend the President has nearly 1 million followers on Facebook and has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads since 2018.
A statement from its Chairman Ted Harvey on Thursday claimed Facebooks fact-checkers “restrict free speech” by failing to accurately check their claims.
“Facebook is determined to restrict free speech and attack those who dare to support President Trump,” he wrote. “When their liberal, Trump-hating fact-checkers complained about the Committees first ad for correctly calling out Joe Biden, we changed it. When those same fact-checkers didnt bother to check the facts or even watch our second ad, they still banned us.”
Harvey continued, “The Committee will not be silenced by woke Silicon Valley elites, as we expose the real Joe Biden. We have reallocated our entire Facebook budget to other online platforms, so Americans can see the whole truth—not just Facebooks truth.”
The move comes a day after the platform removed a video of President Trump which shows an excerpt from an interview he conducted with Fox News, in which he said that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19, the disease caused by the CRead More From Source