Skip to comments.Biden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout
Posted on 10/29/2020 11:19:39 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The Biden campaign slammed Facebook on Thursday night after thousands of ads were blocked due to a technical glitch in the platform's pre-election ban on political ads.
Facebook announced last month that it would ban new political advertisements in the week leading up to the Nov. 3 election in an effort to combat misinformation about voting.
The temporary ban went into effect on Oct. 27, but the platform said it ran into a number of unidentified issues that caused ads to be paused that have already been running on Facebook, according to a Thursday blog post. The post went on to say that the technical glitch also prevented advertisers from making permissible changes to their ads.
"We have implemented changes to fix these issues, and most political ads are now running without any problems," the blog post read.
The issues experienced on the platform have affected both Biden and President Trump's campaigns, and have cut off messaging just days before the Nov. 3 election, according to Politico. The Biden campaign said that the glitch has caused the campaign to lose half a million dollars in fundraising revenue, according to the outlet.
On Thursday night, Rob Flaherty, the Biden campaign's digital director, lambasted the company in a statement first provided to Politico, saying that Facebook has "provided no clarity" on the issues, and that it has no sense of the scale of the problem, who it is affecting, and their plan to resolve it.
It is currently unclear to us whether or not Facebook is giving Donald Trump an unfair electoral advantage in this particular instance, but it is abundantly clear that Facebook was wholly unprepared to handle this election despite having four years to prepare, Flaherty continued.
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The irony. Democrats complaining about vague and arbitrary social media rules.
It was all Biden ads on Youtube yesterday and today.
And they are effing annoying. And playing before my music I wrote plays
Suckerberg better snap to. His Global Government overlords are pissed.
They were only supposed to block Trump ads
But, but, you’re so far ahead in the polls, why does it matter?
KEEP PRAYING, FOLKS! This could very well be the Hand of God at work.
Joshua 10:9-11 After marching all night from Gilgal, Joshua caught them by surprise. And the LORD threw them into confusion before Israel, who defeated them in a great slaughter at Gibeon, pursued them along the ascent to Beth-horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah. As they fled before Israel along the descent from Beth-horon to Azekah, the LORD cast down on them large hailstones from the sky, and more of them were killed by the hailstones than by the swords of the Israelites.
The hand of God is on Trump divine interventions are happening the story of the Hunter laptop is just to weird to not be a divine intervention, the rain pouring down on Joe today chasing him off the stage, Joes advertising being all screwed up God will find another divine intervention for us on Nov. 3 AND the win will overcome all shenanigans we will know Nov. 3rd!! POTUS will prevail and overcome the evil upon us!!
If you type on your on social media pages to vote for Donald Trump could they do anything?
I thought those darn technical glitches only blocked Conservative ads?
I completely agree with everything you wrote. Take care.
Corrupt lefties beaten by there own censorship game.
Let me check...
nope, my ‘I give a care’ register must be broken. Not registering any caring feelings at all.
Yeah, sure, that's what Facebook is doing, giving Trump an unfair advantage? This is one of many signals to the base (another is fake poll numbers in favor of Biden) to riot when Biden loses.
I’m sure they got all the excuses ready if/when they lose.
Giving cover for Facebook electioneering.
Facebook false flag
self perpetuated hack hoax
to deflect recent revelations
of political censorship.
Set up / frame the opposition
to appear guilty of the very crime(s) they commit .
...according to Politico. The Biden campaign said that the glitch has caused the campaign to lose half a million dollars in fundraising revenue...
Fundraising, that's why they're upset.
The online Biden/Dem senate seizure ads are overdoing it at a March 2020 Bloomberg level. People don’t like being harassed.
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