The following is the official reason why Google banned the B.R. Cards ad campaign from the Google Ads platform. It took a few clicks to get to the link, but here’s what the company explained to yours truly:
Ads that potentially profit from or exploit a sensitive event with significant social, cultural, or political impact, such as civil emergencies, natural disasters, public health emergencies, terrorism and related activities, conflict, or mass acts of violence.
Examples (non-exhaustive): Appearing to profit from a tragic event with no discernible benefit to users; price gouging or artificially inflating prices that prohibits/restricts access to vital supplies; sale of products or services which may be insufficient for the demand during a sensitive event; using keywords related to a sensitive event to attempt to drive additional traffic.
Ads that claim victims of a sensitive event were responsible for their own tragedy or similar instances of victim blaming; ads that claim victims of a sensitive event are not deserving of remedy or support
Examples (non-exhaustive): Ads which claim victims from certain countries were responsible or deserving of a global public health crisis.
Granted, I’m biased, but I fail to see how any of this actually relates to my company and the product I wish to advertise. Unless Google is retroactively calling bullshit on me making a deck of cards to commemorate the clusterfuck of impotence today’s GOP proved itself to be when they allowed a two bit criminal run roughshod over our Constitution. In which case, what Google is actually saying is that they don’t like my product, and if that’s the case they can legally go fuck themselves.
These cards are not causing any harm to society. They are 100% truthful. They do not call for violence. Accountability is only blame if the actors are corrupt.
Last time Google declared America at Sensitive Event stage, and therefore banned my ads from running, it was for the November 3 election, and the ban lasted until December 10, more than a month after the election. This Sensitive Event stage was for the inauguration of Joe Biden as President on January 20, so who knows how long this will last. Chances are the 2nd impeachment of Donald J Trump will further the ban. Because, you know, this company is bad for America.
B.R. Cards. It’s like QAnon, but with cards, and no mind control or violent cosplay bullshit. That’s us.