Facebook keeps fumbling political ads

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Dana Hopkins felt like she was in an ‘endless loop’ with Facebook. The frustration began in September when she purchased an ad on the social network to promote an open mic night she was co-hosting in San Francisco. What happened next was a head-scratcher. Facebook blocked the ad at least six times because the social network said it was political. ‘This is the least political thing I do, and it’s pretty innocuous,’ said Hopkins. The problem, it turned out, wasn’t that the event was called Smack Dab Open Mic, or…

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