Last week, the Crime Research Prevention Center (CRPC) released a new study detailing America’s contribution to mass shootings around the world.
CRPC decided to share a Fox News piece detailing the research they conducted on their Facebook page. The organization wanted to boost their post as an ad so more people would see the study’s results. That’s when Facebook’s bias became clear.
One of the ads CRPC posted was a direct link to their website where people could download the study’s results. Facebook quickly approved the ad and all was fine.
When the organization went to post an ad linking to a Fox News article that detailed the study’s results, the ad was not approved. . .
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) September 4, 2018
“In our appeal, we wrote back that the Fox News link was to an original news story. I told them that I don’t understand how FB views a news story as either ‘low quality’ or ‘disruptive,’ but that we would appreciate them explaining why. Unfortunately, Facebook just repeated its previous response,” CRPC President John Lott wrote on the organization’s website. (Read more from “Facebook Censors Pro-Gun Research…Depending on Which Media Outlet Covers the Story” HERE)