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Facebook Shuts Down Page for GOP Senate Campaigns Just Before Georgia Runoffs

Posted on Saturday, January 2, 2021
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Facebook shut down a fundraising page for Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) just days before voters head to the polls to decide between the Republicans and their Democratic challengers.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) runs the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising committee for the NRSC and the campaigns for Loeffler and Perdue.

According to a screenshot from the committee, Facebook alerted them that the page for the fund was disabled “for policy violation.”

The page allegedly violated a policy against unacceptable business practices.

“We don’t allow ads that promote products, services, schemes, or offers using deceptive or misleading practices, including those meant to mislead or scam people out of money or personal information,” the alert said.

“Big Tech is at it again,” the NRSC said in a statement. “This is unacceptable with only four days to Election Day.”

A Facebook spokesperson told news outlets that what happened was a mistake.

“An automated error caused this ad account to be disabled,” the spokesperson said. “The account has since been restored.”

The Jan. 5 runoff elections could determine which party controls the Senate.

Republicans hold a 50-48 edge in the upper chamber in the next Congress. If Democrats win both runoffs and the White House, they’d control the Senate by virtue of the tiebreaking vote the vice president, acting as the president of the Senate, can cast.

Democrats maintained a majority in the House of Representatives, though their edge got slimmer.

Loeffler is being challenged by pastor Raphael Warnock while Perdue is facing filmmaker Jon Ossoff.

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Dan
Dan
3 years ago

Stop the Censorship now 230 it…

Kim
Kim
3 years ago

“We don’t allow ads that…”, Facebook’s explanation begins.

Then, “An automated error caused this ad account to be disabled,” the spokesperson said. “The account has since been restored.”

So, I wonder, how likely is it that the people who wrote and managed the “erroneous” software will be promoted instead of fired? All Georgians eligible to vote need to go out and vote for Loeffler and Perdue!!

Dan Crocker
Dan Crocker
3 years ago

A Facebook spokesperson told news outlets that what happened was a mistake.
“An automated error caused this ad account to be disabled,” the spokesperson said. “The account has since been restored.”

Timing is everything and theirs sucks.

hadenuf mEDLE
hadenuf mEDLE
3 years ago

They did it again, and it was no mistake. It was purposeful. 230 must go.

CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
3 years ago

Bank Of America did too!

Rik
Rik
3 years ago

They think that Jackass Joe IS the President and if so “they will be allowed” to continue their suppression of ANY Conservative viewpoints!

Peanut
Peanut
3 years ago

Why does facebook keep allowing this to happen? Scrub your servers and computers of ALL censorship applications. Allow ALL content. All you are doing is making people angry because you seem to think we have no minds of our own.

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