Facebook Just Disabled Our Ad Account

This afternoon Family Council received an email from Facebook informing us that it had disabled our ad account.

Family Council is authorized to run political ads on Facebook. From time to time we use our Facebook ad account to boost the stories and videos that we share on social media to make sure that people see them.

Facebook’s email indicated that we had violated its Unacceptable Business Practices Policy, but did not say exactly how. We cannot find anything on our Facebook page that runs afoul of this policy.

Coincidentally, Facebook’s email came after we submitted a request to boost one of our recent videos about the lawsuit against the Jonesboro Public Library. Nothing in that video violates Facebook’s policy, but it’s the only post we have tried to advertise recently.

For the time being, Family Council’s Facebook page is still online, and we are requesting a review of the decision to disable our advertising account. But we cannot advertise our content on Facebook right now, and that could make it more difficult for us to get our message out on social media.

All of this underscores two things:

First, that tech companies seem to have virtually no accountability when it comes to suppressing or throttling free speech.

Second, that conservatives should not count on social media for news and information.

I hate to say it, but it’s probably only a matter of time before groups like ours are banned from social media permanently. That’s why we encourage all of our friends and supporters to join our traditional mailing list. We’ll send you regular update letters filled with information about current events in Arkansas.

If you aren’t on our regular mailing list, click here, and we will add you to the list today. Our update letters are completely free; we never charge for them.

‘Like’ Us on Facebook

I wanted to drop you a quick message about Family Council’s Facebook page.

If you’re like the rest of us, you are probably on Facebook a lot. That’s why I hope you’ll go ‘Like’ Family Council’s page. We’re using it to send out quick updates on work we’re doing and discuss current events in Arkansas.

Go to http://www.facebook.com/FamilyCouncil and click ‘Like’ at the top of the page. We’ll be posting new updates daily, so check back often.