Facebook took our election ad money then bulk-deleted our pages
Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria were on the July 11th. We were running Facebook pages for each candidate, and spent our digital advertising budget on a portion of them, promoting genuine content authored by candidates themselves. Then we stopped the ads, and a day later our pages were bulk deleted, mostly without any reason. Our support tickets got us as far as having the page, but not being able to post anything. The pages had verified identity and all ads used the party disclaimer for political ads. In other words, the deleted pages were fully compliant. Speaking of strongmen of the day - we have received reports that some local companies handling objectionable content reports for Facebook are linked to oligarchs, including ones recently sanctioned by the US treasury, using the Global Magnitsky Act. We have been unable to verify the correctness of those reports, and I really hope Facebook is not employing companies linked to sanctioned entities for content moderation.