According to a recent blog published by the organization, Facebook stated that their submitted advertisement would run without a “paid for by” label. The ad was soon deemed political and was promptly removed by Facebook.
Based on Facebook’s FAQs, a political ad:
- Is made by, on behalf of, or about a current or former candidate for public office, a political party, a political action committee, or advocates for the outcome of an election to public office; or
- Relates to any election, referendum, or ballot initiative, including “get out the vote” or election information campaigns; or
- Relates to any national legislative issue of public importance in any place where the ad is being run; or
- Is regulated as political advertising.