Facebook Is Suggesting That People Mark Pro-Police Ads As Offensive

Facebook's latest update covers up many pro-police ads and suggests that people report them.

St. Louis, MO - Facebook has started covering up some pro-police ads and is suggesting that people report them for being offensive.

Joseph Murphy, the President of patriotic apparel company Warrior 12, said that the change was immediately obvious to him due to the flood of complaints from customers.

Disclosure: Warrior 12 sells all official Blue Lives Matter shirts and gear and 100% of the proceeds go to help fund Blue Lives Matter.

Murphy said that Warrior 12 just launched their Blessed Are The Peacemakers shirt on Friday so that people could show support for law enforcement.

He said that after they started up a Facebook ad for the shirt, they started getting complaints immediately.

"People started sending in screenshots showing that Facebook was covering up our ad," Murphy said. "The content of our ad was left unreadable because it was covered up with a notice telling people to report it if it was offensive."

A copy of the notice provided to Blue Lives Matter says, "If you think an ad is inappropriate or offensive, please take the time to report it. Your report is only visible to Facebook."

The majority of comments on the Facebook post for the shirt are complaints about Facebook marking it as potentially offensive.

"They are charging Warrior 12 to run this ad, and then they aren't actually showing it to people," Murphy said. "We're paying them to tell people to report us for being offensive. I'd love not to use Facebook, but there's really no other viable alternative."

Murphy started Warrior 12 while working as a police officer in Maryland and has made giving back to law enforcement part of the brand. In 2018, Warrior 12 gave back over $77,000 to law enforcement causes, funding everything from K9 programs to helping the families of fallen officers.

"One of the most important things we can do for our law enforcement officers is to show our support," Murphy said. "With constant attacks on police in the media, it seems like the whole world is against them. They need to know that Americans support them, and now Facebook is pushing a different message."

Facebook has not offered any explanation for the change in their advertising.

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LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Shared this to farcebook and I'm sure most, if not all, of my pro-police friends will be sharing and expressing their displeasure !

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

If Facebook headquarters is being robbed, or experiences an active shooter situation, then maybe police will take their time in responding.

Papa49
Papa49

Hey Marxest, your name says it all. Unless you are a anti cop, atheist, brainwashed, Progressive Liberal Nazi, you mind telling everyone what’s so offensive that our 1st amendment is ignored?

Lexao9193
Lexao9193

I’m glad I don’t use Fb .

Mddub
Mddub

I had this suggestion pop up today on an ad completely unrelated to police. I think it was a clothing ad. I don’t think it has anything to do with Police ads. Plus the pop up went away after about 3 seconds so it definitely wasn’t blocking the content of the ad like this article suggests.

sanman
sanman

F/U Facebook.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

I stopped using Fakebook over 2 years ago!!

61mouse
61mouse

FUCKUFB

61mouse
61mouse

Warrior 12 should just delete the FUFB ACCOUNT and just put ads on here . And let everyone know their web site

UClady
UClady

Just had an ad for American made cookware with the same “report if inappropriate” flag over it. Really Facebook?? Cookware??? 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

tfort
tfort

Come one guys. You can report any ADVERTISEMENT on fb as inappropriate, Now one is out to get you. If you ever feel like someone is out to get you, get off of facebooks and read a book.

redbird
redbird

surely, there is someone who can start a new site that is conservative based. If EVERYONE who is not a bleeding heart liberal were to abandon fakebook, not only would fb DIE, but this overwhelmingly liberal society might gain some equilibrium.
Besides the slant, anyone who doesn't understand that fakebook is tied to globalism AND that it spies on us needs to wake UP!

sctodd70
sctodd70

Cuckerberg strikes again!

Prankster1987
Prankster1987

Facebook has issues why are they advising us to mark police ads as Ofensive there just police ads so the community could support them and their ads are being taken down facebook is attacking law enforcement ,police risk their lives for us I dont mark their ads offensive that's fucked up that facebook is advising the world to attack law enforment