Facebook Inc. has removed re-election campaign ads from President Donald Trump because they say it violates their “policy.” The ad is requesting users to complete an “Official 2020 Congressional District Census,” and Facebook claims there is misinformation on the census. Care to guess which question they are targeting? That’s right, the question of “citizenship.”
The ad has a link to President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s website for their official campaign and heads straight to the survey once the link is clicked. The ad reads, “We need Patriotic Americans like YOU to respond to this census, so we can develop a winning strategy for YOUR STATE.”
It was first reported by Facebook from a newsletter called Popular Information, where they said there was nothing wrong with the ad, and there were no violations to their policies. Civil rights advocates stepped up and complained about the ads, and Facebook listened to them. They wanted Facebook to remove the ads from President Trump’s campaign, and they did.
How many times have we all logged onto Facebook and saw Bloomberg, Sanders, Biden, and Warren’s ads? Why is it okay for them to have their ads when paid for, but not President Trump? His campaign obviously paid for it, and there was nothing wrong with the ad that was posted.
Facebook was under fire and in the hot seat about letting politicians run false advertisement. In December of last year, they agreed to ban inaccurate ads and use FactCheck devices to detect misinformation. Facebook spokesman Andy Stone put out this statement, “There are policies in place to prevent confusion around the official U.S. Census, and this is an example of those being enforced.”
So the Democrats can post what they want and complain to the company, and Facebook does their bidding? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went after Facebook when the company said they found nothing against policy the first time around. She bashed them by saying, “I know the profit motive is their business model. But it should not come at the cost of counting who is in our country so that we can provide the services and the rest.”
Pelosi basically told those at the press conference, a Census should not be promoted. The Census Bureau and the Trump campaign both remained silent at this time. It is tough to go up against crazy, and sometimes the Trump campaign has to pick their battles wisely. It shows how Democrats own everything when it comes to the media.
Going back to 2018, the 2020 census report was the hot topic, which the Democrats fought to keep their illegal immigrants voting for them. Only one question sparked the debate. “Are you a United States Citizen?” The majority of us can answer yes, yes, we are, and be proud of it. Others, not so proud because they are illegal citizens and cannot be counted within the states or counties.
The whole point of a census report is to let the government know how many American citizens they are dealing with to get a ratio of Representatives to the population. It is really not a big deal on the question. The Democrats don’t want the people or the government to really know the answer to how many illegal immigrants we have in this country. In the House of Representatives, they would also lose their seats.
Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to the RNC. They wanted them to quit using communications that look like the documents used in the Census report.
An RNC spokeswoman responded to the letter by saying, “These mailers are fully compliant with the law, clearly marked as a fundraising solicitation from the Republican National Committee, and in no way resemble the official government census. We are adding language to future mailers to make it even more obvious.”
If Facebook wants to oblige by only the Democrats’ standards, then they should not allow any political ads whatsoever. This would be the only fair way of doing things. But then again, this is also the first step to how we lose our First Amendment rights. It’s a no-win situation when it comes to Democrats and the media. They own it so, our voices get silenced.
The Census Bureau has protected itself by keeping domains safe and having the word “census” within the web addresses. They have also gone the extra mile to meet with Twitter and Facebook, so there are no reasons for this.