Rejected by Facebook

Bacon’s Rebellion has been using reader donations to promote readership of the blog and The Blunderbuss newsletter on Facebook. The ad in question did not mention COVID, stolen elections or other verboten topics. To see the ad and the reason for the rejection, keep reading…

The ad:

The explanation:

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. Our policy for running ads about social issue, electoral or politics requires you to get authorized first by confirming your identity and creating a disclaimer that lists who is paying for the ads.

No, the ad doesn’t mention elections, social issues, or politics. Bacon’s Rebellion does, but the ad does not.

I’d feel a whole lot better if I knew liberal/leftist blogs were getting the same treatment. If you know one whose ads have been rejected by Facebook, please let me know so I can dispel the suspicion that conservative outlets are being singled out for this treatment.