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Facebook Bans Business From Advertising Pro-America Products

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Jan 12, 2021

LeeAnn Miller is a 50-year-old wife, mother, and business owner. She is demanding an explanation from Facebook after the advertising account for her business was disabled by the tech giant, for no apparent reason besides displaying American patriotism.

In 2019, Miller founded PatrioticMe, an online retailer that selling pro-America clothing and other products.

“It took about a year to get things exactly the way I wanted them, the products and the website,” Miller said.

Miller’s website sells red, white, and blue shirts, clothes with an outline of the United States, sweatshirts with the American flag, and other pro-America apparel. The business launched on September 11, 2020 to honor 9/11 first responders.

The business quickly became a hit.

“I had been a stay-at-home mom for years, and I was glad to be back in the workforce doing a little something to contribute to my family’s income and future,” Miller said. “I believe in my product, I have a great product, I love the shirts, they’re comfortable. We get great reviews on them from the people who have bought them. And I really felt like I was doing something good for the country, to promote patriotism.”

A portion of every sale is donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a charity that honors the sacrifice of New York City firefighter Stephen Siller, who lost his life as a first responder on September 11, 2001. Tunnel to Towers gives mortgage-free smart homes to veterans or first responders with catastrophic injuries suffered in the line of duty or to gold star families with surviving spouses and young children.

“I chose from the very beginning not to be partisan, at all,” Miller said. “I feel like that is so important. I want everybody to be patriotic.”

However, the day after the presidential election, she ran into trouble with Facebook.

Miller partnered with Quantify, a business development firm, to advertised her products on Facebook. The advertisement was a post showing people wearing her clothing with the caption:

Loving your country shouldn’t be hidden.

Check out our new line of long sleeve shirts!

We have an attractive range of patriotic clothes to show that love off! 10% off on your order for a limited time!

Every time you purchase, We donate a portion of it to the tunnel to the tower foundation.

On November 4, 2020, Miller got an email from the Facebook Ads Team saying that the advertisements did not comply with Facebook’s advertising policies or other standards.

“Ad Account Disabled for Policy Violation,” the subject line of the email read.

“It appears your ad account was used to create one or more ads that don’t comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards,” the body of the email said.

“Our policies and standards help keep Facebook safe and welcoming for everyone. We use either technology or a review team to remove anything that doesn’t comply with our policies or standards as quickly as possible,” Facebook told Miller.

“My shirts say, ‘U.S.A’, or ‘America’, or have the flag or outline the country. They’re all very benign,” Miller said.

She thought her ads being disabled was a simple error, so she contacted Facebook to review her business account. She immediately received a second email from Facebook, almost identical to the first one. After three requests for review, the Facebook Ads Team sent Miller a final notice on November 24 that her restricted account would not be re-enabled.

“All ad accounts are evaluated for policy compliance and quality of ad content. Due to your ad account consistently promoting ads that don’t comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards, the ad account has been disabled,” the Facebook Ads Team told her.

“We’ve never been able to get in touch with a live human. I have tried, and Quantify has tried on my behalf, and we have never been able to talk to a live human being about the problem and what we can do to fix it,” Miller said.

Facebook’s decision has really hurt Miller’s business.

“I’ve hardly had any sales since the ban,” Miller said. “What Facebook gave me the ability to do was to promote my business to people that I don’t know around the country, what I would call an ‘organic sale,’ somebody that saw my product, liked my product, and bought it and did not have a personal relationship with me.”

Without Facebook ads, Miller is having trouble reaching customers beyond her friends and family.

“I have to believe that in the current climate they were taken down because a lot of people think patriotism is bad. A lot of people think the American flag scares people. It’s really hard for me to understand, but the only thing I really have to go on is what that first email said, that I violated the policy of, you know, Facebook providing a safe and welcoming environment,” she suggested.

“And to me, that’s absurd, that anybody in this country, even people that immigrate here, they come here for what that flag stands for: Freedom and prosperity, and everything that that flag has to offer, and that’s what that flag represents to me anyway. And it’s really hard for me to imagine that it scares people or makes people feel unwelcome.”

In the mean time, Miller is working with Quantify for new advertising strategies.

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22 thoughts on “Facebook Bans Business From Advertising Pro-America Products”
  1. Wasn’t there something, long ago when America was free, which was related to ‘UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITY’?
    But I’m just an old Limey (English!) what the Hell do I know’
    You now have a little Yiddisher Boy In charge of your Nation.

  2. Most people do not know this hidden secret. Mark Zuckerberg is NOT the true owner of Facebook. The CIA is. CIA built it and put Zuckerberg in as a false front for them to spy on all of us. Zuckerberg’s real last name is Greenberg and he has a history of pedophelia and sex with other men. We have been duped again, but, now you know! MZ is about to be arrested and he deserves that. I don’t know what the future of FB will be after that.

    1. jim–have you ever really tried to get off of facebook-i stupidly joined facebook years ago-and within maybe 6 months i was hacked and had my identity stolen-after finally having some luck finding out what happened -i immediately attempted to quit facebook– and found out that the nasty maggot won’t let you quit–he puts you in a time capsule of sorts where you are no longer allowed to participate but you are still in his archive unit-so guess what –i got hacked while in that no man’s land-
      and the hacker had them turn me on to active again–so i called and explained and again i was put in the reserve category
      but to this day after 10 years i am still not free of facebook-

  3. Americans…….?
    Talk us CHEAP:
    ACTIONS count.
    The little Yidisher Boy only exists to expand his wealth…….at ANY cost to Americans.
    And America is being forced to pay that cost……..by the ‘assassination’ of President Trump.
    Deny the little Yiddisher Boy his sweeties…….don’t use Faecesbook…..it stinks!

  4. I wonder what flag they fly at Facebook and at the Zuckerberg home since we know it isn’t American. Hope he’s teaching his kid to speak Chinese.

  5. What unimaginative, small minded deplorable twits. I won’t miss these companies. When they begin functioning as our Elitist Lords and guardians of THEIR OWN WEALTH AND SELF, to the exception of the rest of us, TIME TO GO Facebook, Twitter, and all your ilk.

    Don’t let the electricity hit you on the way out. May darkness cover you.

  6. It might be inconvenient but stop using these tech giants. Put them out of business like they are putting Americans out of business. Fight back America!!!!!!

    1. twitter will be almost impossible to stop since it is populated by the dumbest of our population-
      they thought they hurt trump by banning him–stupid move–
      trump was trump’s worst enemy –silencing him was doing him a favor-

  7. It might be inconvenient but stop using these tech giants. Put them out of business like they are putting Americans out of business. Fight back America!!!!!!

  8. leeanne–the thing that you do not understand is –that patriotism and the american flag–
    scare facebook–since they both stand for the good of america-
    and facebook only stands for—
    evil–marxism-and anti americanism-
    and worse–capitalism–the absolute opposite of socialism-
    and with his ungodly wealth-the zuck–does not care about the little guy-
    if his group–the globalists takeover the world–they will control all the money-and banks-
    and governments-imagine an entire world enslaved-

  9. leeanne–the thing that you do not understand is –that patriotism and the american flag–
    scare facebook–since they both stand for the good of america-
    and facebook only stands for— evil–marxism-and anti americanism-

    and with his ungodly wealth-the zuck–does not care about the little guy-
    if his group–the globalists takeover the world–they will control all the money-and banks-
    and governments-imagine an entire world enslaved-

    SORRY FOR THE DUPICATE-BUT ONE SENTENCE WAS OUT OF ORDER AND MADE IT SEEM THAT CAPITALISM WAS EVIL ALSO-AND MUCH LIKE FACE BOOK THIS BOARD DOES NOT GIVE ANY WAY TO EDIT

  10. The Democrats and liberal media hate America and will do anything to destroy it. They would rather us buy mediocre items from slave labor in China.

  11. TO ZUCKERBERG———- YOU HAVE SEALED YOUR OWN FATE—- YOUR GOING DOWN.. TAKE YOUR WIFE AND MOVE TO CHINA WHERE YOU BELONG.- GET OUT OF THE USA. YOU DAMN COMMIE/ SOCIALIST IT DOESN’T BELONG HERE IN THE USA.!

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