Facebook Pulls Ad Linked to Fox News

Facebook on Monday removed a campaign ad that criticized President Biden’s Afghanistan policy, suggesting the post violated Facebook rules by linking to a Fox News article.

Facebook said the post violated its advertising policy, which prohibits ads that link to “low-quality” websites, which it describes as having many ads, aggressive popups, or “unexpected experiences.” The Fox article contains few ads and does not appear to meet any of the “low-quality” standards Facebook describes.

Dr. Rich McCormick, a Marine veteran and Georgia congressional candidate, shared the ad, which criticized Biden for doing “a huge disservice” to the U.S. military and Afghan allies. The ad linked to a Fox News Pentagon correspondent’s recent piece on the Taliban insurgency, to which the Associated Press contributed.

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