Outrage: Facebook BLOCKS ad for 9/11 tribute saying it goes against their “core value” Nine Line News Team September 8, 2019 In The Press, Nine Line News 10 To learn more about our mission, visit: www.ninelineapparel.com AUFKM? Yesterday, Facebook blocked an ad we posted for “Unshaken Courage,” an original 4-part docuseries Nine Line has produced in remembrance of those we lost on Sept. 11th, 2001 and those still affected by the attack. The series debuts in full, Monday, September 9th and reviews the events of the day through the eyes of four witnesses: a businessman who owned a restaurant near ground zero, radio host Sean Hannity who only the day before had launched his syndicated radio show, a son whose firefighter father perished during rescue efforts, and former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. You can see the ad Facebook blocked below. It features one image from “The Businessman” segment showing an injured woman being carried by a man, along with the text: “Nine Line is proud to announce the release of “Unshaken Courage”, an original docuseries in remembrance of those we lost on Sept. 11th, 2001 and those still affected…Stay tuned for a Special Tribute on 9/9/2019.” In its infinite wisdom, Facebook deemed this objectionable. We received this message: “This ad isn’t running because it uses an image or video that contains shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content. This type of material creates an unexpected experience for users, and goes against our core value of fostering a positive global community.” Facebook goes on to helpfully suggest we “avoid using images or videos that may shock or scare users.” No Facebook, what you really mean is don’t use images or videos that conflict with your political or social agenda. It’s not like this is the first time Facebook has tried to erase viewpoints. Even their Fearless Leader Mark Zuckerberg admitted they’ve blocked pro-life ads. But erasing a part of our history? And recent history at that. Our series “Unshaken Courage” was produced to honor the memory of those who perished during the attacks which shook our nation to its foundation. According to Facebook, that’s against its “core value.” Would Facebook also ban videos about the attack on Pearl Harbor? D-Day? The Holocaust? How much of our history as a nation does Facebook and its ilk wish to erase? How tragic for our culture that it’s now being sanitized to make sure it doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Our story is about the people who lived through the attacks and those who sacrificed their last full measure of devotion. When that becomes something that “may shock or scare users,” we have a mighty big problem. When the planet’s biggest social media platform seems to be trying to rewrite history, and erase out the bits it doesn’t like, we are well and truly “zucked.” We will not be silenced. We are relentlessly patriotic, and we will never forget the members of the NYPD, FDNY and PAPD who showed unshaken courage in the face of death at Ground Zero. Help us fight back. Post this link on your Facebook page and let it be seen far and wide so no one ever forgets what happened on that day in these United States of America. Share this while we still CAN. Nine Line is an American Clothing Company with American made Apparel and Accessories- Veteran Owned and Operated 10 Responses Christopher Guadagnoli September 11, 2019 I stand behind this picture 100%. This is my brother in the picture. This picture shows true commitment and dedication of someone being unselfish & doing their job. He ran toward danger & not against danger. Facebook like you said has it’s own social agenda. They only accept what makes them look good. Reply Donna Spera September 10, 2019 Hi, I am the woman in that picture along with the marshal that carried me to the ambulance after escaping fro. tower 2. I am a survivor and 18 years later I still fight to choose life. It disgusts me that anyone would block anything that has to do with 9/11. I will continue to post whatever I want that has to do with 9/11. You may contact me anytime. I’ve attached my story from USA Today. Reply Jeannine Eason September 10, 2019 You have said it all no further comments are necessary. You are completely correct about some sissies trying to alter the history of our country. Will the be possibly frightened? They better be! That situation must never happen again. We are not a global community we are a free country who wants to retain its history and its special nature of strong individuals who make the country the most free and positive place on earth. Find some other format to show your movie. Ask the president who he got to do the video for The North Korean President. If he can arrange that he can arrange the showing of your fine film. Reply Dave Krieg September 10, 2019 Totally saddest day in my life, but we have freedom and freedom of speech! #9/11NeverForget Reply Claudia September 10, 2019 As a military veteran/retiree and a former SAR dog handler, I would be honored to have your 911 tribute videos run on my website. Let me know! Reply Gaye Adams September 10, 2019 Shared!!!!! Reply BA September 10, 2019 As a proud American I thank you for perseverance. Reply Katie September 10, 2019 Great message. Reply David Melia September 10, 2019 I’ve been placed in Facebook jail again for reasons unknown this time. ..I do know they monitor me and my values and hAve a detest for my patriotic values. Reply Maru September 10, 2019 FACEBOOK STILL NEEDS TO BE SHOWN YOU ALLOW SO MUCH CRAP THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AMD GOES TO THE CORE OF BEING A NATION. 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