Meta, Facebook’s parent company, reinstated the advertising account of a conservative children’s book publisher that was previously “permanently disabled,” Fox Business reported.
“I wanted to let you know that the ads account was disabled in error and has been restored,” Meta spokesperson Drew Pusateri told Fox Business
“After a final review of this ad account, we confirmed it didn’t comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards,” a message from Facebook said at the time of the disabling, Fox Business reported. “You can no longer advertise with this ad account and its ads and assets will remain disabled. This is our final decision.”
HOL editor and board member Bethany Mandel said Monday that HOL was never notified of the reinstatement of its account, instead hearing of the change from journalists and members of Congress.
“They reinstated us because of the outrage we were able to trigger,” Mandel told told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Update: Facebook informed several people and several members of Congress that we’ve been reinstated. They never actually told *us.* But our account looks restored, for now. We’d like to be reassured it was a mistake and that we can safely invest there. https://t.co/V4tTEfQbAC
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) January 4, 2022
“We began investing in Facebook four months before we launched our first book,” Mandel told Fox Business at the time of the disabling. “We invested most of our marketing budget on the platform, and now our budget (the money we’ve already spent), as well as our assets and data are gone. Marketing-wise we are back in square one, financially it’s even more challenging.”
The literary startup is leading the charge against “leftist indoctrination” through its publication of biographies featuring American leaders for elementary-aged children, amid outrage among parents across the U.S. who are concerned about what their kids are being taught.
HOL’s first three published works detail the lives of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, former President Ronald Reagan and economist Thomas Sowell, and starting in 2022, HOL plans to publish a new book each month. In 2022, books about actor John Wayne, founding father Alexander Hamilton and former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher are scheduled to launch in February, March and April, respectively. (RELATED: DC Mayor Criticized For Announcing Expectation That Schools Will Transition To Virtual Learning)
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