Facebook reinstates account of conservative children’s book publisher after permanently blocking it
Facebook blocked the account for “Low Quality or Disruptive Content”
January 4, 2022 9:56am
Updated: January 4, 2022 6:50pm
Facebook reinstated the ads account of conservative book publisher, Heroes of Liberty, after permanently disabling the account for disruptive content.
"I wanted to let you know that the ads account was disabled in error and has been restored, Meta spokesperson Drew Pusateri told FOX Business.
"They proactively reached out to several members of Congress and told [them] it was a mistake and we’re back online. Those offices told us," said Heroes of Liberty editor and board member Bethany Mandel. "They didn’t reach out to us."
On December 23, Facebook claimed that book publisher Heroes of Liberty violated the company’s rules against “Low Quality or Disruptive Content” and proceeded to disable the publisher’s add account.
"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 said in a message to Heroes of Liberty.
After Heroes of Liberty appealed the decision, Facebook permanently disabled the account.
"After a final review of this ad account, we confirmed it didn't comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards," Facebook told the publisher. "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 is a children’s book publisher that seeks to promote American values. The company uses Facebook ads to promote and sells its books.
"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," said Mandel. "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."