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Facebook reverses its position on advertisements favoring drug-policy change


Last week, news outlets reported that Facebook was rejecting ads by advocacy groups working on marijuana policy reform. The ads in question showed marijuana leaves, sometimes with photos of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and urged viewers to join a campaign to make marijuana reform an election issue. Several versions of the Facebook ads were submitted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Just Say Now, but were initially rejected. After EFF and the ACLU of Northern California reached out to Facebook about the issue, Facebook did the right thing and restored the ads.