Facebook has removed President Trump’s pro-women re-election advertisements, according to reports from tech site Gizmodo, as well as the left-wing Popular Information blog that reported a “violation” of Facebook’s terms and conditions.
Facebook policy states advertisers may not have “direct or indirect assertions or implications” about race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, religion, or financial standing. So the Women For Trump advert was banned… for referring to women.
Another ludicrous “woke” policy used to suppress conservative content:
Presumably the ad is not allowed to run because it assumes the gender of those in the picture in addition to the user.
But it’s not really about being “woke” for Facebook. It’s that Zuckerberg and company don’t want users to know how much data they’ve amassed on them. Overtly referring to personal characteristics is a red flag for many digital users who are targeted with advertisements.
In other words, Facebook wants to privately know everything about you, and sell that data. But it doesn’t want you to know that advertisers can see all that when targeting you.
This is not an isolated incident.
An ad inviting donations in honor of First Lady Melania Trump’s birthday used the phrase “Attention Ladies” and was promptly taken down for violating the same policy.
Gizmodo – highly leftist in its editorial line – calls this a “laughably obvious policy violation.”
But it isn’t laughable, nor is it obvious.
A vigilant contingent of far-left activists are flagging Trump 2020 ads that “violate” Facebook’s asinine policies with the clear intention of having them removed. This has a tangible impact on President Trump’s re-election campaign.
Remember when advertisers were open about the demographics they were targeting? Not in digital media. Wokeness plus data mining individuals is leading to secrecy surrounding algorithms, targeting, and more.