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Tech & Science Facebook pulls controversial Trump anti-immigration ad

03:21  06 november  2018
03:21  06 november  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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Facebook has stopped the Trump campaign from running its racist anti - immigration commercial as an ad on the site. According to data from Facebook 's ad archive, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. spent at least ,000 and possibly as much as ,000 on the ad buy.

Facebook on Monday said it's removing a controversial immigration ad by President Donald Trump 's reelection campaign for violating its rules against "This ad violates Facebook 's advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it. While the video is allowed to be posted on

Facebook pulls controversial Trump anti-immigration ad© CNET Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook on Monday said it's removing a controversial anti-immigration ad by President Donald Trump's reelection campaign for violating its rules against "sensational content."

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The move by the world's largest social network comes after major television outlets, including CNN, NBC and Fox News, refused to run the ad with some deeming it "racist," according to The Daily Beast. The 30-second ad features Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of killing two California sheriff's deputies in 2014. It attempts to falsely connect Bracamontes' crimes to the migrant caravan making its way from Mexico to the US border.

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After backlash, Facebook pulls Trump 's controversial immigrant ad for violating its advertising policy on 'sensational content'. After Fox News and NBC pulled a controversial advertisement from President Trump that was widely condemned as racist, Facebook has decided to block the ad from

"This ad violates Facebook's advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it. While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it cannot receive paid distribution," a Facebook's spokesperson said in a statement to CNET.

On Facebook, the ad targeted voters in midterm battleground states Florida and Arizona ahead of the US midterm elections on Tuesday, according to the social network's ad archive.

"America cannot allow this invasion. The migrant caravan must be stopped. President Trump and his allies will protect our border and keep our families safe," according to the ad, which urges viewers to vote Republican.

Facebook has a higher standard for ads compared with what users are allowed to post on the social network. Facebook's rules bar ads from containing "shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content."

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NBC, Fox News, Facebook pull controversial Trump immigration ad CNN deemed too racist. "After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the President Donald Trumps tweeted a video likening Central American immigrants to dangerous criminals. It has been roundly criticized as racist

Facebook also said it would pull the ad on Monday. (CNN) - Facebook has stopped the Trump campaign from running its racist anti - immigration The Trump campaign began running the ad on Facebook on Sunday, targeting voters in Florida and Arizona. By Monday morning, it had reached

But the video remains posted, for example, on a Facebook page for the campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign and has since been shared on Trump's official Facebook page.

Trump's reelection campaign didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.


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