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Facebook Rejects Ads Criticizing Zuckerberg

Some not happy with his new political group's support of Keystone XL

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When a subsidiary of Mark Zuckerberg's new political group started airing ads for expanded oil drilling and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, CREDO Action decided to post an ad of their own calling Zuckerberg out — on Facebook.

This morning, Facebook rejected CREDO's Facebook ad (pictured right). According to CREDO Action, Facebook initially informed them they rejected the ad because it used Facebook trademarks — specifically, Zuckerberg's image. Though the image used was fully licensed for creative commons use, a Facebook representative told ThinkProgress that any images of Zuckerberg are off-limits, as he is part of the Facebook brand. The rules governing Facebook brand usage specify "trademarks, names, domain names, logos" but does not explicitly restrict images of Zuckerberg.

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