USA Today - Facebook takes down ads mentioning African-Americans and Hispanics, calling them political

Quince Night was featured in a USA Today article about Facebook’s practice of taking down ads mentioning African-Americans and Hispanics.

Johan Moreno, one of the organizers of Quince Night, a Quinceañera-themed benefit concert series in Los Angeles that raises money for four local nonprofit groups, says he tried to run Facebook ads a week before the event but they were rejected. He twice appealed Facebook’s decision with no luck. He didn’t have time to register as a political advertiser and said he shouldn’t have to. 

"Quince Night is organized by two people who just want to make a difference in the community and support causes and people we genuinely care about," Moreno said. "We were really upset with the decision. I personally believe it impacted our attendance."

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Johan Moreno