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Facebook rejects Florida police charity’s ad for children fundraiser over ‘sensitive social issues’

Facebook has refused to promote an advertisement of a pro-police non-profit organization in South Florida, for an upcoming fundraising event purported to benefit the families of officers who died in the line of duty, as well as children in underserved areas of the community.

Officer Chris Swinson, president of the Southeast Police Motorcycle Rodeo Committee, told Fox News that Facebook refused to boost a post advertising ticket sales for an upcoming raffle of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The raffle happens yearly to correspond with an in-person motorcycle event, but due to the pandemic, the non-profit is now more heavily relying on online ticket sales.

This year, Facebook rejected the ad on July 14 and the committee later filed an appeal on July 20. Facebook sent them a message explaining,” your ad may have been rejected because it mentions politicians or is about sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how public vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation.”

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