NEW: ‘Facebook bans ads from the Epoch Times for violating transparency policies with pro-Trump ads’

Today I found something I’d like to alert all our readers of. A very compelling story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user MortWellian titled Facebook bans ads from the Epoch Times for violating transparency policies with pro-Trump ads is gaining some traction, having got 35 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by washingtonpost.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-24 03:18:03 and has an ID of cuii7x. We’ve found the following comments, and please also reach out to us if you know more at this time:

  • “You tube needs to ban them too. I don’t know why they come up on the vids I watch. That guy is a jackass.“, posted by the user Sarcasm_Will_B_Great at 2019-08-24 06:43:34. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “How about you, reddit?“, posted by the user BigScarySmokeMonster at 2019-08-24 04:38:51. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Maybe YouTube will as well.“, posted by the user Dick-Punch-Man at 2019-08-24 04:33:18. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Now google needs to do this with the Epoch Times ads on YouTube. I don’t see a lot of offensive ads on YouTube but the ones from Epoch Times… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user somas at 2019-08-24 04:30:14. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “How long before they respawn under another name and continue?“, posted by the user BlokeInTheMountains at 2019-08-24 04:25:53. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “I believe Judd Legum broke this story.

    https://popular.info/“, posted by the user OMGLMAOWTF_com at 2019-08-24 04:19:02. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “Wow. Can’t believe someone on Trump’s side would do anything that is shady. It’s so unlike his brand.“, posted by the user vinsite at 2019-08-24 04:14:54. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “hey Facebook, what about those 1.5 millions you already cashed in from this ?“, posted by the user Lofteed at 2019-08-24 04:12:03. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “All politics are is lobbying at this point. Just blacklist all of it and shut down the sub. That’s what yall want right? Lobbying crap to be… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Bearded-Heathen-09 at 2019-08-24 03:33:13. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Whoa boy. Our government Nazis are going to stomp all over this blatant suppression of conservative ads.“, posted by the user CarmenFandango at 2019-08-24 03:27:47. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is a topic of great importance to our team here, I am looking for more facts on this story and will write a new story as soon as we know more.

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