BY MATT MARGOLIS | P J MEDIA
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Facebook has “permanently disabled” Heroes of Liberty
from advertising on their platform, claiming that the conservative children’s
book publisher violated Facebook’s rules against “Low Quality or Disruptive
Fox Business reports that Facebook initially locked the account on
“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 explained at the time.
of Liberty appealed the decision, but Facebook responded by
permanently disabling their advertising account.
“After a final review of this ad account, we confirmed it
didn’t comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards,” Facebook said
in response to the appeal. “You can no longer advertise with this ad account,
and its ads and assets will remain disabled. This is our final decision.”
Heroes of Liberty has published books about Supreme Court
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, former President Ronald Reagan, and Thomas Sowell.
In addition, biographies on John Wayne, Alexander Hamilton, and Margaret
Thatcher will be published in the coming months.
“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,” Bethany Mandel, editor and board
member of Heroes of Liberty, told FOX Business on Sunday.
“We began investing in Facebook four months before we
launched our first book,” she added. “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 hesitates to blame anti-conservative bias for the
“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.”
Mandel says that Facebook caved to a small but vocal mob
of activists who reported the content as disruptive.