The Epoch Times:
Facebook has banned The Epoch Times, a
conservative news outlet that spent more money on pro-Trump Facebook
advertisements than any group other than the Trump campaign, from any
future advertising on the platform.
decision follows an NBC News report that The Epoch Times had shifted its
spending on Facebook in the last month, seemingly in an effort to
obfuscate its connection to some $2 million worth of ads that promoted
the president and conspiracy theories about his political enemies.
the past year we removed accounts associated with the Epoch Times for
violating our ad policies, including trying to get around our review
systems,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “We acted on additional accounts
today and they are no longer able to advertise with us.”
Facebook’s decision came as a result of a review prompted by questions from NBC News. The spokesperson explained that ads must include disclaimers that accurately represent the name of the ad’s sponsors.