By: Steve Dellar | 07-04-2018 | News
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Fourth of July - Facebook Rejects “I Stand for The Flag” Country Song Promotion (Video)

The silicon valley tech behemoth Facebook showed where its allegiance was really at when it was called out by Nashville country rockers ‘the Wes Cook band’ after it had prevented the country band members from using its social media platform to use the network's paid tools in order to promote their new song "I Stand for the Flag."

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Facebook claimed that the video which the Nashville-based group wanted to release alongside the song "I Stand for the Flag" could not pass due to it being "political content."

The immediate social uproar that ensued combined with the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations, did manage to make the Silicon Valley company overturn its decision.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What are you doing, <a href="">@Facebook</a>? <br><br>What was the point of all those promises you made to <a href="">@senjudiciary</a> and <a href="">@HouseCommerce</a> to end your <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#liberal</a> bias?<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Facebook</a> celebrates <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JulyFourth2018</a> by censoring <a href="">@wescookband</a>&#39;s &quot;I Stand for the Flag&quot;:<a href=""></a><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeaParty</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#flag</a></p>&mdash; Michael Johns (@michaeljohns) <a href="">July 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In a reaction, a Facebook spokesperson admitted: "We recently announced anyone running ads about political or other major national issues must include a 'paid for' label."

"After looking again, we determined that this ad doesn't need that label. While this is a new policy, and while we won’t ever be perfect, we think knowing who is behind an ad is important, and we’ll continue to work on improving as we roll it out."

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Singer Wes Cook claimed that "Our song bleeds unity and love of country. It doesn’t see race, color, religion, or political affiliation.”

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“Our song 'I Stand for the Flag' means I am thankful for the freedoms and opportunities this country gives all citizens and shows how dependent we all are on each other for the success of our individual American Dream. I believe patriotism is not political."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So this song was band by Facebook <br>Initially approved <br>But then BOOM for some reason they say ney! This song shows unity, between everyone, of all colors! Why, show some support, share share Share. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Cody Monroe (@coyotesmack) <a href="">July 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Facebook claimed that the apparent ‘mix-up’ (as they are now calling it) was due to its recent authorization process that was introduced. With this system, people or businesses involved in running ads with political content have to confirm their identities and location through a 2-factor authentication for account protection.


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4 Comment/s
tab No. 30374 2018-07-04 : 13:39

Zukerberg is an un-american, traitor. when the revolution comes we should not allow him to escape justice.

Schermann No. 30378 2018-07-04 : 14:27

Trump, how about a 50% tariff/tax on unpatriotic US based companies like FAKEbook?

tab No. 30398 2018-07-04 : 17:59

had Hitler REALLY gassed the Jews, Zukerberg would not exist.

Whitey not “Whitney” No. 30404 2018-07-04 : 18:49

I don’t do facebook, they hate White People, the real White People, not self haters or wiggers.

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