By Tom Knighton
Facebook has been under fire for quite some time for it’s allegedly leftward lean, and that means the site has appeared to be anti-gun. There are mountains of complaints about pro-gun sites, articles, videos and even memes have been blocked by the site.
However, it seems they might have gone too far when they blocked an ad by a candidate that was pro-gun.
The saga of Facebook’s new regulation of political ads continues, as Tuesday a prominent candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture claimed his ad was wrongly rejected by the social media giant.
The short video ad depicts Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell shooting a rifle in a field and touting his endorsement from the National Rifle Association. He was the first statewide Florida candidate to be endorsed by the group this election cycle.
In Tuesday’s press release, the Caldwell campaign attached a screen shot of Facebook’s apparent denial, which read: “Not Approved: Your ad can’t promote the sale of weapons or ammunition.”
In the release, Caldwell criticized what he called “Facebook’s censorship regime.”
“Facebook’s liberal agenda is keeping our campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture from sharing our message,” he said. “Facebook has mislabeled our ad in an effort to …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms