Facebook announced Thursday that it will ban pro-Trump super PAC, The Committee to Defend The President, from buying ads on its platform.
“As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform,” Facebook Policy communications director Andy Stone told FOX Business in a statement.
The page will lose advertising privileges for a minimum of 90 days. The advertising ban will take effect on August 10, and would end around November 1.
Committee chairman Ted Harvey told FOX Business in a statement that Facebook is “determined to restrict free speech and attack those who dare to support President Trump.”
“When their liberal, Trump-hating ‘fact-checkers’ complained about the Committee’s first ad for correctly calling out Joe Biden, we changed it. When those same ‘fact-checkers’ didn’t bother to check the facts or even watch our second ad, they still banned us,” Harvey said. “The Committee will not be silenced by ‘woke’ Silicon Valley elites, as we expose the real Joe Biden. We have reallocated our entire Facebook budget to other online platforms, so Americans can see the whole truth—not just Facebook’s truth.”
The Committee to Defend the President Facebook page has nearly 1 million followers and has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads in the last two years on the social media giant.
The move comes a day after the platform removed a video of President Trump which it said “includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation.”
In the removed video, the president told Fox & Friends that…