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Facebook's political ad police are flagging brands even when their ads are anything but political.

One recent Reebok ad was removed because it didn't conform to Facebook's political ad policies, even though all it promoted was a sports bra. Meanwhile, more than two dozen Nike ads were labeled political, but they mostly only featured pictures and videos of sneakers.

When an ad is flagged as political, it is entered into Facebook's political ad archive. There is no real punishment for the brand other than being incorrectly characterized and having their ads kept publicly on file, revealing information about their marketing strategies, like how much the ads cost and how many people saw them.

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