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Facebook Refused to Sell Him Ad Space for New Book Because of the Word ‘Hate’

Quote:Conservative radio show host Mike Gallagher on Friday said Facebook refused to sell advertising space for his new book because the title “50 Things Liberals Love to Hate” contains the word “hate.”

“I found out yesterday that Facebook rejected an ad for my book,” Gallagher said on Fox News. “My publisher Simon & Schuster and I were going to put banner ads on Facebook, and Facebook literally told the publisher, ‘we won’t accept the ad because it has the word hate in the title.’”

Gallagher said his publisher asked the social media giant whether having the word “hate” would disqualify any book for advertisement, such as one titled, “I hate broccoli.”

“Then Facebook conceded, ‘well we’ve gotten some complaints from people who don‘t like the title of Mike Gallagher’s new book,” Gallagher said.

Referring to Facebook as a “machine,“ Gallagher said the site ”allows pedophiles to troll the Internet“ and has ”defended perverts and stalkers” He subsequently posted a link on his Facebook page to a New York Post article from August about the site’s refusal to remove a “Pedophiles are people too” page.

“Free speech?” Gallagher said on Fox. “I don’t think so. … They don’t like a conservative buying time, they won’t take my money, it’s unbelievable.”

Facebook did not immediately comment to TheBlaze Friday afternoon.

Watch Gallagher discuss the situation on Fox News below. Relevant comments begin at the 5:50 mark:

Free speech? Fascism? Capitalism?
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FAZEbook?!?! Is that thing STILL around?!?! Dodgy
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The War Wagon;10983 Wrote:FAZEbook?!?! Is that thing STILL around?!?! Dodgy

It is, and apparently they refuse to sell you ad space if they disagree with you. To be perfectly honest, I like Mike Gallagher. He's probably the most genuine and honest person in the public arena. He's biased and that's the first thing he will tell you about anything, lol.
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I refuse to use those social sites. I see no need for it in my case. Now I know I wouldnt use Facebook if they are liberal and PC supporters.
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ByblosHex;10985 Wrote:
The War Wagon;10983 Wrote:FAZEbook?!?! Is that thing STILL around?!?! Dodgy

It is, and apparently they refuse to sell you ad space if they disagree with you. To be perfectly honest, I like Mike Gallagher. He's probably the most genuine and honest person in the public arena. He's biased and that's the first thing he will tell you about anything, lol.

Facebook is "private property". Then can (and should be able to, IMO) accept or reject any advertising they want.
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gnbrotz;11075 Wrote:
ByblosHex;10985 Wrote:It is, and apparently they refuse to sell you ad space if they disagree with you. To be perfectly honest, I like Mike Gallagher. He's probably the most genuine and honest person in the public arena. He's biased and that's the first thing he will tell you about anything, lol.

Facebook is "private property". Then can (and should be able to, IMO) accept or reject any advertising they want.

Sure. That's fair enough; You're preaching the choir. I think we know what private property is. But in this case, is it right? We're not discussing legality or constitutionality here. What about TV stations only accepting advertisements from their chosen political party? What about making-up bogus reasoning and outright lies to cover their 'bias'?

Legal? Sure. Right? Debatable. Something people should know? Absolutely.
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gnbrotz;11075 Wrote:
ByblosHex;10985 Wrote:It is, and apparently they refuse to sell you ad space if they disagree with you. To be perfectly honest, I like Mike Gallagher. He's probably the most genuine and honest person in the public arena. He's biased and that's the first thing he will tell you about anything, lol.

Facebook is "private property". Then can (and should be able to, IMO) accept or reject any advertising they want.

^This. The 1A does not guarantee that every media outlet must allow every person to have a voice through them. As a private entity, Facebook can refuse ad space to whomever they want.

For those that think that it unfairly limits what is said where, well you are right that it is limiting. However, if we don't like it and want to do something about it, we can create a conservative FB (or put enough pressure on FB to change their position, but I doubt that will happen).
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rmagill;11479 Wrote:
gnbrotz;11075 Wrote:Facebook is "private property". Then can (and should be able to, IMO) accept or reject any advertising they want.

^This. The 1A does not guarantee that every media outlet must allow every person to have a voice through them. As a private entity, Facebook can refuse ad space to whomever they want.

For those that think that it unfairly limits what is said where, well you are right that it is limiting. However, if we don't like it and want to do something about it, we can create a conservative FB (or put enough pressure on FB to change their position, but I doubt that will happen).

Like I said off the bat, this isn't a Constitutional issue. This isn't about Congress refusing ad space , it's about Facebook refusing ad space. The Constitution couldn't be any less relevant.
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Gadsden_clr Facebook has the right to refuse service to any non- protected group but we have the right to let everyone know who they refuse.
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Yosemitesam;11555 Wrote:Gadsden_clr Facebook has the right to refuse service to any non- protected group but we have the right to let everyone know who they refuse.

Bingo!
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