Facebook removes pro-Trump ad aimed at Joe Biden, claiming false information

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A pro-Trump ad was removed from Facebook after claims that it contained false information, Fox News has learned.

America First Action PAC on Tuesday told Fox News that Facebook removed one of its ads, titled "On Hold," which was placed in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on July 24. The ad was flagged by Politifact on July 29, according to the PAC.

"Facebook's decision to take down this ad shows its anti-conservative bias," America First Communications Director Kelly Sadler told Fox News. "America First Action has logged an appeal, but the threat of anti-conservative bias, targeting, and censorship remains ahead of Election Day in November and we must be vigilant in holding big tech, like Facebook accountable."

Sadler, during an interview on Fox Business on Tuesday, added that this "is just more bias from these social media companies."

"We're going to file an appeal, but there's really little we can do about it," she told host Stuart Varney. "These social media giants are monopolies, and ultimately they make the decision of what runs on their platform."

Facebook confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that the ad had, in fact, been fact-checked. A Facebook spokesperson told Fox News that ads that are fact-checked and found to contain false information are not eligible to run as a paid ad on the social media platform.

The spokesman added that the videos can, instead, run as original content on the group's page.

America First Action, though, said certain versions of the ad were removed in particular states, but the Facebook spokesman said that once the ad was fact-checked as false, all versions would be removed from the platform.

The Facebook spokesperson said that if any version of the ad was still running on the platform, it would be due to a lag in Facebook's fact-checking system.

The ad in question was titled “On Hold,” and shows a woman calling 9-1-1... (Read more)