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CNN, Daily Beast Lobbied Facebook to Delete Political Ad from U.S. President

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Left-wing news media outlets publicly lobbied Facebook to censor a political ad at a critical time for undecided voters, ultimately shaming the company Monday into refusing ad buys from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.

Watch the censored ad below, as shared by Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale.

Noah Shachtman, the Daily Beast’s editor in chief, derided the ad as “racist”:

Justin Miller, an editor at the Daily Beast, similarly branded the ad “racist”:

The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay led his outlet’s campaign towards Facebook:

CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan echoed the call for political censorship:

CNN and its news media allies deployed a similar campaign earlier this year, lobbying for the de-platforming of Alex Jones and Infowars from Google and its subsidiary YouTube, Facebook, Apple’s Spotify, and Twitter.

Facebook pulled the ad on Monday, telling Breitbart News the ad violated its “community standards” policies by “dehumanizing and denigrating entire groups of people.”

Last week, CNN refused to accept ad purchases for the 30-second spot, deriding the ad as “racist.” NBC similarly censored the ad.

Fox News Channel followed suit on Monday, refusing to air the ad.

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