Georgia Congressional Candidate Patrick Witt Says Facebook Rejected His Campaign’s Launch Ad

 

Georgia Republican Congressional candidate Patrick Witt tweeted Tuesday that Facebook “has decided that I am not an obedient Republican and has rejected our launch ad.”

Witt is running for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District.

“Big Tech not only favors Democrats in general elections, they also try & silence America First Republicans in primaries to ensure there is no meaningful opposition to them. Break. Them. Up,” Witt went on to tweet.

Facebook officials told Witt that his ad did not comply with the company’s Ads About Social Issues, Elections, or Politics policy. But Facebook officials also gave him and his campaign the opportunity to request another review.

Witt Campaign Manager Joe Proenza told The Georgia Star News on Wednesday that Facebook officials, after 24 hours, relented and allowed Witt to post his ad.

“In the ad, Patrick talked about his work on President Trump’s post-election legal team. We have seen Facebook time and again come down and drop the hammer on folks that have worked on the legal team or are presenting the information that the public is demanding to see — which is that in Georgia there were tens of thousands of votes that were illegally cast,” Proenza said.

“Patrick talks about the work that he did on the legal team, and it’s obvious that that was something they didn’t want on there, but we have made enough noise.”

Proenza said Big Tech companies “are more powerful than Standard Oil.”

“They are more powerful than U.S. Steel ever was. Both in market cap and in their ability to affect elections. That is frankly election interference in what Facebook and these other giant tech companies are doing, whether it is with search algorithms or with shadow banning or outright denying someone putting an ad up,” Proenza said.

“This kind of election interference, which is effectively an in-kind contribution to the Democrats or to weak Republicans, is something that has to be stopped.”

Witt said last month that certain members of the GOP should blame themselves for what occurred in Georgia on November 3, 2020.

Mike Collins, who owns a Jackson-based trucking company, recently declared his candidacy for the 10th Congressional District. The person who holds Georgia’s 10th Congressional seat, Representative Jody Hice (R-GA-10) is running to replace Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star and The Georgia Star News. Follow Chris on Facebook, Twitter, Parler, and GETTR. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Patrick Witt” by Patrick Witt.

 

 

 

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