Facebook is under fire as The Washington Post reports that after some extensive research they found that Facebook is banning LGBT advertisements. The Post found LGBT content had in fact been banned for being “political” material.
Devon Kearns, a Facebook spokesperson, explained to The Post via email that the blocking was unintentional. “The ones that were incorrectly labeled have been removed from the archive and we apologize for the error. We do not consider all ads that relate to LGBT under this policy, but rather only those that advocate for various policies or political positions, which several of these ads do.”