Just four days before the Senate runoff election in Georgia that pits Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Facebook took down the page of the Georgia Battleground Fund.
BREAKING: Facebook shuts down fundraising page for both Republican Senate runoff campaigns in Georgia.https://t.co/QCCdMjhZQc
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 1, 2021
Big Tech is at it again.
This is unacceptable with only 4 days to Election Day.
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) January 1, 2021
Facebook SHUTS DOWN fundraising pages for BOTH REPUBLICAN SENATE RUNOFF CAMPAIGNS in Georgia..
DC trying to SHUT DOWN the largest march in the history of the United States?
Biden goes to GA and less than 50 TURN OUT?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) January 2, 2021
The Daily Caller reports that, according to a Facebook spokesperson, the page has been restored and that its removal was the result of an “automated error.”
A Facebook company spokesperson said that the account was shut down in error and has since been restored.
“An automated error caused this ad account to be disabled,” the company spokesperson said. “The account has since been restored.”
The NRSC’s Twitter post included a screenshot showing that the ad account was “disabled for [a] policy violation.”
“We don’t allow ads that promote products, services, schemes or offers using deceptive or misleading practices, including those meant to mislead or scam people out of money or personal information,” the note said.
Funny how these mistakes always go in one direction, isn’t it?
What’s right with this picture? Not a lot.
— Curly B (@CurlyB13) January 2, 2021
Nothing is wrong with that picture. That exactly how it’s going down. This is how Marxists run things.
— Might Pence (@TextVertIn8719) January 2, 2021
— Proud Texas Mom (@RedwoodForest25) January 2, 2021
They are so brazen they don’t care….acts like this are the biggest FU to American people…
— Doc 20/20! (@Paperbagguy) January 2, 2021
— Melvin Worldwide (@MelvinWorldWide) January 2, 2021
Election interference, big time!
— kauainaut (@tonniataygmailc) January 2, 2021
For all the people calling Sen. Josh Hawley’s upcoming objection to the certification of the election “treason” and “sedition,” don’t forget that one of his stated objections was the interference of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter on behalf of the Biden campaign.
Not everyone is sympathetic to the Republicans.
You could have stopped it. Now you want money?
— SUPER-SPREADER Dr.Nick Searcy,INT’L FILM & TV STAR (@yesnicksearcy) January 2, 2021
You brought it on yourselves! And us by not allowing 230 to be repealed. Done with ya'll!
— John (@Tazmanian5) January 2, 2021
This is exactly why after 45 years I am leaving the @GOP.
You are all a bunch of grifters. You literally just voted to keep Section 230 in place protecting big tech and you turn around and complain about being censored.
— Mary Forbes ??✝️ (@MaryForbes14) January 2, 2021
If only section 230 was repealed
— Austin KF (@kf_austin) January 1, 2021
The irony is rich.
— DiAx ❌ (@DianeAx) January 1, 2021
You voted against @realDonaldTrump’s veto. What did you expect would happen?
— Ella Canon ?? (@sgtmolly06) January 2, 2021
No crying. You did this.
— ed (@eleventy17) January 1, 2021
But you had a chance to stop it and you overrode the veto
— Joe Manco (@momotous) January 1, 2021
If only you had listened to us little “social media personalities” in 2017 when we were shouting from the rooftops about Big Tech censorship.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 1, 2021
Not the best timing for an “automated error.”
Facebook takes down ‘Stop the Steal’ group that had added 365,000 members due to ‘worrying calls for violence’ https://t.co/HCFkzip6vV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 5, 2020