First it was Kellogg’s removing their ads from Breitbart, because apparently 45,000,000 Americans aren’t “in line” with Kellogg’s virtues. Then it was Google Ads removing their ads from our very own Silence is Consent, because apparently reporting on #BLM and Islamic terrorism is “hateful.”
Now, however, they’re going after the big dogs—Ad Blade, a major internet advertising group, recently removed Info Wars from their list. Yes, that’s right; this means that Info Wars can’t even advertise through them anymore.
Although seemingly insignificant, it’s estimated that this ban will cost Info Wars roughly $3,000,000 in revenue over the next year. This is a clear act of censorship, meant to bleed their pockets dry—this isn’t about what’s hateful or not, it’s about censoring conservative news websites and chipping away at our 1st amendment rights.
The full letter, sent to Info Wars, can be seen below:
I apologize for the lack of communication here prior to pausing campaigns. Infowars has been flagged by the AdRoll Policy team and, as a result, campaigns suspended. In an effort to protect the privacy of our site visitors, our partner ad networks as well as the National Advertising Initiative (NAI) have strict policies that prohibit retargeting user segments based off of potentially sensitive information.
All content on your website should be relevant, accurate, informative, and up to date. Any claims should be easily verifiable. We are not able to promote websites that intentionally misrepresent their business or use any tactic to falsely enhance reputation or misrepresent actual offerings. Furthermore, all political content should focus on the merits of the candidate, and political messaging should not target special interests or groups, or imply affiliations.
This is in line with the policies of both AdRoll and our partner ad networks policies. Given the nature of retargeting, and that we are targeting customers with ads that have directly visited your website we must ensure that we are always abiding by these policies and upholding such standards to ensure the confidentiality of our customers. Our policy center explicitly states these policies and a link can be found here.
Since your account was flagged, we are no longer able to run campaigns for your site and have now gone ahead and suspended the campaigns. I am sorry not to have better news for you today but hope that you can understand. Please consider this review final.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Anyone familiar with Info Wars knows that the bulk of their ads are supplements and apparel—nothing is wrong with this. Furthermore, why is it that “news” groups, such as Salon, which defends pedophilia, and CNN, which has repeatedly published lies and propaganda, are still allowed to operate with ads?
I’ll tell you why: this has nothing to do with what’s right or wrong, it’s about the Orwellian left trying to enact censorship against us. This needs to stop before it’s too late. Now is the time to share the truth on social media, to discuss the truth with family and friends, and to support conservative news websites by buying their products.
If we don’t stand up and start taking action, it will only be a matter of time before we start to look like North Korea.