Facebook Blocks Ads from Pro Pot Legalization Group
If you're a Facebook user, you surely have noticed the targeted ads that appear on the sidebar of the site's pages. One of those ads that ran earlier this month was from Just Say Now, a group that is using the internet to grow support for the movement to legalize marijuana, explains the Huffington Post.
Running between August 7th and 16th, the ads drew "38 million impressions and help[ed] the group's fan page grow to over 6,000 members." Then they were taken down.
Facebook claims the ads were removed because of the graphic that was used: a pot leaf. A spokesman said in an email to Just Say Now: "The image of a pot leaf is classified with all smoking products and therefore is not acceptable under our policies."
Of course, from a grassroots group focused on mobilization using the internet, Just Say Now isn't taking Facebook's decision silently.