Facebook can't be trusted, but they are right on this issue.
Broadcasters are required by federal law not to censor candidate ads. In fact, the ad that touched off this debate ran nearly 1,000 times on local TV stations in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. So if people have a problem with Facebook’s policy, they have a problem with the way political speech is protected in this country.
Speech from candidates and elected officials is already highly scrutinized; it’s a good thing. But for that to happen, the public and the news media have to see it. In fact, if Facebook became the gatekeeper of truth, the first people to complain would be those who are complaining now — for good reason.