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Facebook Says Ban on Kirk Cameron’s Trailer Was Mistake

'Automated systems' were blamed for blocking the trailer


kirkcameronAfter fans rallied to his aid, two social media giants have stopped blocking the trailer for Kirk Cameron’s latest movie.

When the child actor turned Christian proselytizer first tried to post the trailer for Unstoppable, which explores the presence of God amid tragedy, both Facebook (FB) and Google‘s (GOOG) YouTube banned links to it as spam. Fans protested the move and the companies relented, Deadline Hollywood notes.

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Facebook issued a statement blaming the incident on “automated systems” that filter out spam and malware. The company said Cameron’s trailer had been mistakenly identified as spam and was only blocked for a short time.

Rising to prominence as the lead in the 1980’s sitcom Growing Pains, Cameron has since become an outspoken proponent of evangelical Christianity and has recently made a number of Christian-themed films.

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