When news reports revealed that Navy SEALs were denied support during the Benghazi attack, Larry Ward, president of Political Media, Inc., crafted a message for the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS). The message was portrayed in a meme (as seen below) and posted on Facebook.
As reported by Brietbart.com, Facebook took down the meme. When Ward reposted it, Facebook took it down “within 7 or 8 hours” and suspended the SOS account for 24 hours. Did Facebook put the Navy SEALS in timeout in order to help cover for Obama?
Here’s what Ward told Breitbart:
We created and posted this meme on Saturday after news broke that Obama had known and denied SEALS the backup they requested.
Once the meme was up it garnered 30,000 shares, approx. 24,000 likes, and was read by hundreds of thousands of people — all within 24 hrs. On Sunday, I went into the SOS Facebook page to post something else and found a warning from Facebook that we had violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities with our meme. So I copied the warning, put it on the meme as as caption, and re-posted the meme to the Facebook page.
Facebook has since responded:
Facebook Manager Andrew Noyes emailed the following to Breitbart News this morning: We wanted to follow up on the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) article published on Breitbart.com last night. I assure you that removing the image was not an act of censorship on our part. This was an error and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.