Facebook Censors Christmas Greeting by Tory MP, Citing Breach of ‘Discriminatory Practices’ Policy


A festive greeting ad posted on Facebook by a Conservative MP was removed for not complying with the company’s “discriminatory practices.” Mark Strahl, who represents the riding of Chilliwack-Hope in British Columbia, says his holiday greeting message to his constituents was censored by the social media giant before he successfully appealled to have it reinstated. “Today, Facebook declared that my ad to wish my constituents a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays ‘didn’t comply with their Discriminatory Practices policy,'” Strahl said on Twitter on Dec. 21. According to Facebook, “Discriminatory Practices” means ads posted on their platform “must not discriminate or encourage discrimination against people based on personal attributes such as race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition.” Strahl argued that the content of his message did not violate any of the discriminatory practices as defined by Facebook. According …

SOURCE: https://www.theepochtimes.com/facebook-censors-christmas-greeting-by-tory-mp-citing-breach-of-discriminatory-practices-policy_4172860.html

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