Facebook Denies Ad for Pro-Police Children's Charity

Facebook Denies Ad for Pro-Police Children's Charity

Accident or caught red-handed?

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
August 4, 2021

Anyone on social media knows that Cancel Culture and woke policies are rapidly being adopted by tech giants like Facebook and Twitter.  However, Facebook took its corporate policies another step further after the company refused to advertise a pro-police charity for children.

"A pro-police nonprofit organization in South Florida is accusing Facebook of refusing to promote its advertisements for an upcoming fundraising event intended to benefit the families of officers who died in the line of duty, as well as children in underserved areas of the community," writes Fox News on the recent Florida controversy.

President of the Southeast Police Motorcycle Rodeo Committee, Officer Chris Swinson, spoke out claiming Facebook refused to boost a post advertising ticket sales for an upcoming raffle of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The raffle happens yearly to correspond with an in-person motorcycle event, but, due to the pandemic, the nonprofit is now more heavily relying on online ticket sales.

This year, the ad for the non-profit was rejected in mid-July because it mentions "sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion" officially stating "Your ad may have been rejected because it mentions politicians or is about sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation."

Proceeds from the raffle are intended to benefit charities, such as C.O.P.S., or Concerns for Police Survivors, which is dedicated to helping families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. The organization assists families with money, education, housing, and additional support. It also runs camps for children of officers who have died in the line of duty and well as facilitates mental health services.

The charity claims that their personal opinion is not shared through the charity and Facebook told Fox News the ad was rejected in error – though did not provide a date for when it was corrected.  Facebook blames the issue as "incorrectly flagged."

But with the lack of specifics provided by Facebook to Fox News and considering big tech's stance on social issues, one cannot be blamed for still believing this to be intentional at first glance.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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