Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Jewish director says Facebook banning ads for his Holocaust film was shameful

(JNS) — A son of Holocaust survivors is demanding an apology from Facebook for blocking ads for his newly-released film “Beautiful Blue Eyes.”

British filmmaker Joshua Newton said the tech giant’s move hurt his film, which was released in 143 theaters earlier this month.

When his ads featuring the late actor Roy Scheider were flagged with a message that they violated Facebook’s policy against content that “includes direct or indirect assertions or implications about a person’s race,” Newton assumed it was an algorithm error. He grew increasingly frustrated when on an appeal, Facebook upheld th...


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