Desperately Need Facebook Help

I have spent hours trying to make Bacon’s Rebellion eligible for running Facebook “Issue, Electoral or Political Ads.” Without obtaining the necessary permissions, I cannot promote the blog. Basically, I have to prove I am not a Russian bot. I have completed most of the steps in the process, but I have gotten hung up on the task of “designating a page owner.”

I find Facebook “help” to be totally thoroughly unhelpful, and there is no chat or telephone support that I can find. If it weren’t a monopoly, Facebook’s user unfriendliness would be a big problem.

Is anyone out there conversant in how this process works? Please contact me at jabacon[at]


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14 responses to “Desperately Need Facebook Help”

  1. vicnicholls Avatar

    I was able to get it. You have to go thru a waiting period so they actually check you out.

  2. Eric the half a troll Avatar
    Eric the half a troll

    Maybe you are actually a robot, JAB!

    1. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      Maybe? Psst, the PC term is automaton.

  3. I’ve tried several times and have not been successful. Years ago they let me run ads but they stopped that and told me I had to jump through all these new hoops. I’ve tried but it hasn’t worked. I may try again at some point but right now I’m just saving my money.

  4. William Cover Avatar
    William Cover

    send me an email. I might be able to introduce you to someone in the PR department at Facebook.

  5. John Harvie Avatar
    John Harvie

    Validates my decision to delete a new FB account I’d set up about a month ago within one hour of setup. Never looked back!

    Many comments I hear from family on FB are negative in some respect.

  6. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    What would you advertise?

    “We are yet another knee-jerk Right Wing website specializing in going off half-cocked on a variety of issues important to those living in backwaters of a small mid-Atlantic State that, due to its backward nature, actually allowed its neighbor to capitalize on its greatest resource, the Chesapeake Bay, and develop a larger port city and reap greater shipping revenues — for 200 years. ‘But we ship coal.’”

    Works for me.

    1. Brian Leeper Avatar
      Brian Leeper

      You are obviously in need of some re-education about why Virginia is the best state in the country.

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Federal tax dollars?

        1. Brian Leeper Avatar
          Brian Leeper

          The re-education process does not include such inconvenient truths….

  7. It’s not about Facebook protecting the public. It’s about control.

    1. DJRippert Avatar

      A monopoly practicing censorship. What could go wrong?

      Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, a shocking sum at that time for a company with 13 employees, Instagram today has over one billion users and contributes over $20 billion to Facebook’s annual revenue.

      Buying up potential competitors before they become too threatening is one way to preserve a monopoly.

      And the Obama Justice Department just let it happen.

      1. John Harvie Avatar
        John Harvie

        ala Amazon

  8. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    It can be done. After the general political issue ads cutoff during and after the past election, our consultant for Jefferson Institute was able to get us back to boosting posts and we’ve had some success with it. All a mystery to me, but I watch my inbox fill with comments. I don’t deign to dig into them, saving my wit for you fine souls. (Yeah, yeah, I know. Clearly I have insufficient wit for both…..)

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