Thursday, July 05, 2018

Banned In Boston

Used to be a badge of honor, if a book was banned in Boston you knew it was good. But now the LGBTQ community is facing being banned from Facebook.
See the P&G ad banned by Facebook for 'political' LGBT support and gay rights advocacy
Cincinnati Enquire
By Alexander Coolidge
July 2, 2018

Facebook halted a Procter & Gamble advertisement in support of gay rights, deeming it inadequately labeled as "political."

The social network stopped running the ad because it lacked a "paid for by" tag in violation of new rules aimed at misleading political ads, according to an Ad Age article.

P&G confirmed there was a disruption to their ad, which has yet to be reinstated. The ad was a promo for a mini-documentary, "The Words Matter: One Voice Can Make a Difference," that P&G produced with CNN.
P&G spends over $7 billion dollars on ads and they are not happy.
P&G, one of the world's largest advertiser that spends more than $7 billion marketing their brands of home and personal care brands, is not happy. The consumer giant is the titan behind Tide laundry detergent, Pampers diapers, Gillette razors and 60 consumer staples.

"It was a post in celebration of PRIDE and was not a political ad," P&G spokeswoman Tressie Rose said. "We are disappointed it was flagged as such and we're working with Facebook to understand how to navigate their new policy."
You know there is a difference between ads stirring up hate and ads demanding your human rights.

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