Facebook Takes Down Trump Ad For Using Profanity

Business Insider reports:

In the three days after Trump’s impeachment inquiry was announced on Sep. 24, the Trump campaign spent $1 million on Facebook ads, many of which included false or misleading claims. One of these Trump ads even referred to Joe Biden as a ‘bitch’ — which violated Facebook’s ad policies against profanity and was taken down upon review, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider.

The Trump campaign then revised the ad, updating it to include a debunked claim about Biden. It was accepted because Facebook does not submit ads from politicians for third-party fact checking. The ad, which ran on Facebook in a few different variations, claimed that “Joe Biden promised Ukraine $1 billion dollars if they fired the prosecutor investigating his son’s company,” according to Facebook’s ads library.

The claim below has been widely debunked, but Trump is still allowed to pay for its promotion on Facebook.