Facebook ‘permanently’ locks account of conservative children’s book publisher Heroes of Liberty

Facebook has permanently suspended the account of Heroes of Liberty – publisher of children’s biographies on Amy Coney Barrett

Facebook has permanently disabled the account of a conservative children’s publisher for violating its “low quality or disruptive content” policy.

Heroes of Liberty, which published child-friendly biographies of Republican figures such as former President Ronald Regan, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett and social theorist Thomas Sowell, was launched in November 2021, with the aim to produce children’s content about under-represented “heroes”. said co-founder and editor Bethany Mandel.

Facebook didn’t give exact examples of which posts violated its policy, but in a message to Heroes of Liberty, it pointed to a rule included in its advertising guidelines that states, “Ads must not contain content that leads to external landing pages that provide an unexpected or disruptive experience.

“This includes misleading ad positioning, such as overly sensationalized headlines or prompts for users to interact inauthentically with the ad, and directing people to landing pages that contain minimal original content and majority of unrelated or low-quality advertising content.”

Facebook did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

In his final post on the now deactivated page for December 19, the publisher advertised one of his books saying: ‘Teach your children and grandchildren the morals and principles of Thomas Sowell with his beautifully illustrated biography’ . There is no better way to ensure a brighter future for future generations.

It includes a message with a quote from Sowell that reads, “Our children and grandchildren can still curse the day we started promoting race and ethnicity.” There are countries where it has led to killings in the streets, but you cannot name a country where it has led to greater harmony.

The page also posts external reviews on the right-wing news site DailyWire.com and on a segment of The Megyn Kelly show which aired on December 15 – days before the page was taken down.

The Facebook page links to the publisher website, which contains links to segments on Fox News, and political commentator Megyn Kelly, who calls the book series “counterprogramming” woke culture.

Child-friendly biographies include a book on Ronald Reagan and Thomas Sowell.  In its final post on the now deactivated page for December 19, the publisher announced one of its books, saying:

Child-friendly biographies include a book on Ronald Reagan and Thomas Sowell. In his final post on the now deactivated page for December 19, the publisher advertised one of his books saying: ‘Teach your children and grandchildren the morals and principles of Thomas Sowell with his beautifully illustrated biography’ . There is no better way to ensure a brighter future for future generations.

Facebook says it doesn't allow ads that

Facebook says it doesn’t allow ads that “contain content leading to external landing pages that provide an unexpected or disruptive experience”

Facebook freeze prohibits House of Liberty from advertising and posting on its page

Facebook freeze prohibits House of Liberty from advertising and posting on its page

In the Megyn Kelly segment, Mandel says the company publishes a series of books “about great people who embody the life values ​​we want our children to carry with them through childhood and into old age. adult”. Liberty, freedom, family, being self-sufficient.

She added: ‘Instead of teaching kids about victimhood, it’s about standing up and Thomas Sowell was a great example of that.’

Mandel also said in the segment that the series was created for parents to read to their children at home.

Bethany Mandel, editor of Heroes of Liberty

Bethany Mandel, editor of Heroes of Liberty

“Whatever happens at their kids’ school, they can push back a bit at home and teach their kids the right way we want our kids to be because we can’t rely on schools for the To do.”

Mandel said the startup “spent a lot of money” to grow its presence on Facebook, only to be hit with “disruptive content warnings”. The social media giant “permanently disabled” the ad account on Dec. 23, preventing the publisher from buying ads or even posting content to its public page.

“I think a lot of people think our books are political, but they really aren’t,” Mandel told DailyMail.com. “They just tell the life stories of these people without an agenda.

“We’ve kind of been – we think – drawn into the political fray of the big tech conservatives, even though we’re not an overtly political company. We only sell beautiful children’s books.

While the conservative publisher has been banned from its accounts, left-leaning children’s book publishers remain active on the social media platform.

Penguin children’s books – editor of the Little Book of Little Activists, the series She Persisted, Change Sings, etc. – stay active on Facebook. Little Brown Books for Young Readers – with titles like Feminist Baby and the ABC of AOC – is also at the helm of an active Facebook page.

Mandel and his colleagues aren't sure exactly how the Facebook page broke the rule, though the site received backlash from adults opposed to the content they were promoting.

Mandel and his colleagues aren’t sure exactly how the Facebook page broke the rule, though the site received backlash from adults opposed to the content they were promoting.

Mandel said she and her colleagues don’t know how the Facebook page broke the rule, although the site received backlash from adults opposed to the content they were promoting.

“Haha, brainwash little s***s from day one,” one commenter wrote.

“I’m conflicted,” posted another. ‘My respect for the 1st Amendment says they should be allowed to publish this wizard – but my sense of decency tells me to buy these books just to burn them.

“Maybe Barrett’s book twice on a cellular level is wrong.”

Mandel said the publishing house was started to provide alternative reading to material promoted by book giants such as Barnes and Noble, which are full of woke literature for toddlers.

Teach Your Dragon About Diversity, sits next to “Daddy & Dada.” A few books down, Joey — an illustrated hagiography of Joe Biden written by “bestselling author,” Jill Biden — sits on a shelf.

There are books about transgender infants, gay families and daydreamers, but the subject that dominates all the others, bound in the pages of child-friendly picture books, is race – that and a dollop of brutality and doom. police activism.

Mandel said she was looking to take a different approach.

“We’ve seen a hole in the children’s book market and the children’s book industry is really taken over by progressive woke ideology,” she said. “You can see that if you just go to Barnes and Noble and look at the selection of children’s books, it’s very obsessed with the genre.

“We were looking at the market and there were 27 children’s books about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and we wanted to create content that half of America doesn’t have in the world of children’s books.”

Mandel took to Twitter to share news of the Facebook ban, saying, “Our books are designed to inspire children. We invested a lot of our seed capital in building our brand on Facebook. But Facebook has now closed our advertising account.

“The official reason? ‘Disruptive content.’

A slew of 'woke' children's books dominate the shelves with titles like Antiracist Baby, Feminist Baby, Woke Baby, Teach Your Dragon About Diversity and Daddy & Dada

A slew of ‘woke’ children’s books dominate the shelves with titles like Antiracist Baby, Feminist Baby, Woke Baby, Teach Your Dragon About Diversity and Daddy & Dada

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer, A is for Activist and Woke Baby are all in Barnes & Noble's Early Learning section

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer, A is for Activist and Woke Baby are all in Barnes & Noble’s Early Learning section

Others on Twitter shared their outrage, with one user calling the move “crazy” and criticizing Facebook for censorship.

@deckdaddy25 tweeted: ‘When will censorship end? You have every right to advertise your business as the following person, regardless of content. Something has to give social media cancer and we have to treat it as such.

‘Wow. This is next level madness. Sorry. I will buy these books now in support,” @kerryktroup tweeted. ‘I just subscribed. Good luck, and I hope you get tons and tons of new subscribers.

Others sided with Facebook.

“Painting controversial people as ‘freedom heroes’ and having children as your target audience seems like disruptive content to me,” NotTheeKeanu tweeted. ‘It appears like [you’re] aimed at indoctrination.

Mandel said the publishing house will continue to seek out other biographies, including John Wayne, Margaret Thatcher and Mark Twain, as they are people “our children desperately need to know”.