Social media sites have been under fire for allegedly censoring conservative arguments, and Facebook came under fire after they had removed an advertisement from Matt Caldwell, a Republican candidate to replace term-limited Adam Putnam as Agriculture Commissioner.
In the 15-second advertisement titled That’s All There is To It, Caldwell is shown shooting a clay target before announcing that he is “Matt Caldwell. I like guns. I love the Second Amendment. And I support our president. That’s why I’m endorsed by the NRA. I’m Matt Caldwell, and that’s all there is to it.”
When the advertisement was removed, Caldwell called out the social media site for its “institutional liberalism.”
He commented that “Facebook’s liberal agenda is keeping our campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture from sharing our message. Caldwell added that Facebook “has mislabeled our ad in an effort to censor our pro-Second Amendment support and endorsement from the NRA.”
However, Facebook is now saying that the removal of the advertisement was simply an error.
In a statement given to The News-Press, Facebook explained that they “review millions of ads each week and sometimes we make mistakes. We have overturned the decision and the ads are now running live on Facebook.”
The advertisement can be seen below: