Facebook permanently disabled the ads account of a conservative children’s book publisher, claiming it violated the company’s rules against “Low Quality or Disruptive Content."
Heroes of Liberty - which has published books about Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, President Ronald Reagan and Thomas Sowell - originally had its ads account locked on December 23, and after it appealed the ruling, the company permanently disabled the account, per Fox News.
“This ad account, its ads and some of its advertising assets are disabled because it didn’t comply with our policy on Low Quality or Disruptive Content,” Facebook said in a message. After the appeal, Facebook said: “After a final review of this ad account, we confirmed it didn’t comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards. You can no longer advertise with this ad account and its ads and assets will remain disabled. This is our final decision.”
“The question is: is a children’s biography of Ronald Reagan no longer permissible on Facebook? We don’t know. But apparently promoting one may well kill a business,” Heroes of Liberty editor and board member Bethany Mandel told Fox News on Sunday.
“We began investing in Facebook four months before we launched our first book,” she continued. “We invested most of our marketing budget on the platform, and now our budget (the money we’ve already spent), as well as our assets and data are gone. Marketing-wise we are back in square one, financially it’s even more challenging.”
Mandel confirmed the ads account remains disabled.
“We are not in politics, we are in the business of creating beautiful stories about great people that will entertain children and give them life lessons,” she said. “To cancel children’s books because they celebrate American values that 90% of Americans believe in isn’t even anti-conservative bias, it's anti-American. Pure madness.”