A think tank has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Facebook after the social media giant refused to run a political ad.
American Principles Project produced and distributed a pre-Election Day ad warning voters that electing Joe Biden would “destroy” girls-only sports, since Biden supports the Equality Act.
The ad also linked Michigan Sen. Gary Peters with the legislation.
“They call it equality. Really?” the ad states. “That's not fair…”
Facebook flagged the political ad in mid-September and sent it to PolitiFact, one of its fact checkers, which is not known for being kind to conservatives.
APP's spokesman Jon Schweppe points out PolitiFact couldn't say that it was false.
“But they decided it was missing context,” he tells OneNewsNow, “and Facebook judged that missing context was enough of a justification to censor the ad and remove it from their platform entirely.”
Ad 'targeting trans youth'
The controversy got noticed by NBC News and its pro-LGBT "Out News" section, which predictably quotes homosexual rights groups praising Facebook for refusing to allowing AFP to run it as a paid ad. The spokesman for one pro-transgender group told NBC News the ad is a "misinformation campaign targeting trans youth," and the Human Rights Campaign claimed AFP is "misrepresenting the transgender community."
What was missing from the NBC News story, however, is if the ad's claim about the Equality Act is true.
Homosexual-rights groups and their Democrat allies have been pushing for the Equality Act for years on the grounds it would establish federal civil rights law in job hiring and housing. That also means the Dept of Justice and the Dept of Education, backed by the new law, would side with transgender girls --- biological boys --- over biological girls who are witnessing boys compete against them and crush previous records in all-girls sports.
American Principles Project is alleging to the FEC that Facebook, by censoring the ad, was making a political contribution– and an illegal one at that.
“When these platforms censor one side and not the other,” Schweppe argues, “it ends up being a material campaign contribution to the side that they're promoting and not censoring.”
APP estimates the value to the Peters and Biden campaigns came to fifty thousand dollars.