Author blasts ‘absurddecision by Facebook to reject ads promoting his Abraham Lincoln book

Author blasts 'absurd' decision by Facebook to reject ads promoting his Abraham Lincoln book

Old Abe” 저자 존 크립 말했다 “여우 & 친구on Thursday that ads promoting his historical novel about Abraham Lincoln have been rejected by 페이스 북, calling the decisionabsurd.

Cribb noted that the social media giant rejected the request by his publisher, Republic Book Publishers, to advertise the bookOld Abeon Facebook and also rejected their appeal.

He said that in December Republic Book Publishersdecided to do a couple of 소셜 미디어 ads and they made some very nice ads and submitted them to Facebook and Facebook turned them down and we appealed and Facebook said no.

Cribb said he was told Facebook’s reasoning is, “that this ad apparently, according to Facebook, violates this ban on social issues and 정치 그리고 선거, which they put into place right before the presidential election.

Facebook did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

목요일에, Cribb noted thatthis is the kind of collateral damage you get when these 빅 테크 giants make these sweeping rules that affect millions and millions of people about what can and can’t be said in the public square.

Like it or not social media is a big part of the social square now,” 그는 계속했다.

Cribb then warned thatyou’re going to get more of this, the more they try to control speech.

Earlier this month former President Trump’s Facebook account was 매달린 after posting a video telling protesters who stormed the Capitol Building, erupting in violent protests which led to multiple deaths, ...에 “집에가” while maintaining that the 2020 presidential election was “훔친” from him.

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On Thursday Cribb noted that Abraham Lincolnis the man who led the effort to … save our country when it was literally falling apart” 과 “led the effort to defend our founding principles and helped lead the effort to free millions of enslaved Americans.

You can look at anybody’s life from decades or centuries ago and pick out things that don’t measure up to 21st century standards,” 그는 말했다.

With these historical figures you have to take them in the totality of their acts and their lives,” 그는 덧붙였다. “And by any measure, Abraham Lincoln lived a great life and his accomplishments are magnificent.

Fox News’ Brooke Signman and Fox Business’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.

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