Facebook Censors Patriotic Country Song

Nashville-based Wes Cook Band on Monday wrote that the social media giant had prevented them from promoting their song, “I Stand for the Flag,” using the platform’s paid ads tool due to its political message, InfoWars reports.

 

“Our paid FB ads were denied and our reach thereby censored because this video contains ‘political content’. We believe Patriotism is not Political!” the band said in a Facebook post.

The song’s lyrics rally people of all walks of life to unite behind Old Glory, stating, “Don’t care if you’re black or white or who you love, I stand for the Flag, and the Flag stands for all of us.”

Other lyrics encourage unity: “You ain’t gotta pick a side. You can love your fellow man and still have pride,” and the video also shows people of all races celebrating America, according to InfoWars.

 

Screenshots showed Facebook did not accept the band’s request to boost the post, hindering the song’s circulation.

 

In a message to Fox News, Facebook claimed the band’s paid ad rejection was a mistake.

“We recently announced anyone running ads about political or other major national issues must include a ‘paid for’ label,” a Facebook spokesperson stated.

 

“After looking again, we determined that this ad doesn’t need that label. While this is a new policy, and while we won’t ever be perfect, we think knowing who is behind an ad is important, and we’ll continue to work on improving as we roll it out.”

 

Despite acknowledging the error, Breitbart notes Facebook has yet to rectify the situation, saying the situation ”remains to be seen if Facebook has actually fixed the problem or if the social media giant has been in touch with the band at all,” reports Warner Todd Huston. “Sources close to the matter say Facebook still has not rectified the issue despite its statement admitting it made a mistake and claiming it would reverse that mistake.”

 

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  1. I GUESS FACEBOOK IS NOT PATRIOTIC, STATEMENT TO THE CONTRARY. NOR DOES IT THINK THE FLAG IS A SYMBOL OF THE UNITED ( US) STATES OF AMERICA.

  2. This group was censored by the LEFTISTS that are also ANTI-SEMITIC and ANTI-ISRAEL. Either Zuckerberg opens up his Facebook or those of you out that still hang out on Facebook need to pull back and NOT show your support for Facebook. Congress needs to bring in Zuckerberg again and set up a team to go thoroughly through all the complaints of those that feel that Zuckerberg’s supposed algorithms or its the human beings that are actually the problem, Either Facebook is fully open or close it totally down till it complies with Federal law of being non-prejudicial. Diamond & Silk are also being filtered and since that is the case, it’s time to start a petition to the FCC and close down Facebook. Zuckerberg is a TOTAL LIAR and he thinks he’s fooling the US Senate but he is not for this is just the beginning of his being asked to step down and have someone else replace him at the helm of Facebook.

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