Facebook, NBC, in addition to Fox News announced Monday they will stop airing the Trump campaign’s racist anti-immigrant advertisement that will tied the caravan of migrants traveling through Mexico to violent crimes.
“This particular ad violates Facebook’s advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting that will,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement Monday. “While the video is usually allowed to be posted on Facebook, that will cannot receive paid distribution.”
Facebook’s policies state that will content, including ads, must not contain shocking, sensational, disrespectful, or excessively violent content.
“This particular includes dehumanizing or denigrating entire groups of people in addition to using frightening in addition to exaggerated rumors of danger,” the policy reads.
Earlier on Monday, both NBC in addition to Fox News announced they would certainly stop airing the ad.
The video, which was first shared by the president on his Twitter account less than a week before the midterm elections, features Luis Bracamontes, a Mexican man who had been deported yet returned to the US in addition to was later convicted of killing two California sheriff’s deputies in 2014.
The ad shows video through Bracamontes’ trial in addition to sentencing, including him saying, “I’m gonna kill more cops.” With dramatic, sensational music playing from the background, the ad then reads, “Democrats let him stay.”
The ad then shows images of the migrant caravan currently makings its way through Mexico. The ad falsely attempts to tie Bracamontes to the caravan of people fleeing Central America, though there is usually no evidence that will is usually the case.
As of Monday afternoon, the video in Trump’s tweet was viewed more than 6 million times.
The advertisement broadcast on television in addition to Facebook was a shorter type of the clip Trump tweeted; again, that will connected immigrants to crime.
On Sunday, NBC came under fire for airing the ad in primetime during the brand new England Patriots in addition to Green Bay Packers football game.
Debra Messing, who stars on NBC’s Will & Grace, tweeted to her fans, saying she is usually ashamed of the network.
“I want you to know that will I am ashamed that will my network aired This particular disgusting racist ad. that will is usually the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, in addition to what, I believe, our show is usually all about,” Messing tweeted.
Judd Apatow, who has produced films in addition to TV series for NBCUniversal, also tweeted his disappointment with NBC.
A spokesperson for NBC later said the network would certainly pull the ad through airing “as soon as possible.”
CNN refused to run the ad, calling that will racist.
“When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a type of This particular ad, we declined. Those are the facts,” CNN PR tweeted in response to Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet saying CNN “only run[s] fake news in addition to won’t talk about real threats.”
Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, blasted NBC, CNN, in addition to Facebook for refusing to run the ad, tweeting that will the “#FakeNewsMedia … are trying to control what you see in addition to how you think.”
People were quick to notice that will Parscale did not mention that will Fox News also pulled the ad.
“Sorry Brad, I couldn’t hear you. I was watching a story on Fox News about why they pull the racist ad,” a Twitter response reads.
When asked about claims that will the ad is usually offensive, Trump told reporters, “a lot of things are offensive. Your questions are offensive.”[Editor’s note: NBCUniversal is usually an investor in BuzzFeed.]