Kirk Cameron's 'Unstoppable' trailer: Facebook says ban was a mix-up
There was a dust-up last week because the trailer for Kirk Cameron's evangelical film, "Unstoppable," was banned on Facebook and YouTube. But Cameron's fans rallied to get the ban lifted on Facebook, which the social media site says was just a mix-up in the first place.
"From what we can tell, the address purchased for the movie was previously being used as a spam site and it hadn't been refreshed in our system yet," Michael Kirkland, communications manager for Facebook, tells the Christian Post. "We were in direct contact with Kirk's team on this and reversed the block as soon as we confirmed that the address was no longer being used for spam."
In a statement, Facebook adds, "These systems are so effective that most people who use Facebook will never encounter spam. They're not perfect, though, and in rare instances they make mistakes. This link was blocked for a very short period of time after being misidentified as a potential spam or malware site. We learn from rare cases such as these to make our systems even better."
"Unstoppable" will premiere Sept. 24 at Liberty University while simultaneously being broadcast in select theaters. It tells the story of an evangelist on a religious quest. Watch the trailer above.