ADVOCATE - Oct 8 - Facebook is again receiving criticism for taking action against LGBTQ advertising, with ads for a comedy show CabarGAY and social groups, among others, being blocked on the site. Facebook said the blocking of ads for being political came as a result of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In Facebook's public database for advertisements you can found that many ads with LGBTQ content had been banned on the grounds of having "political" material. Facebook spokeswoman Devon Kearns said the blocking was unintentional. "The ones that were incorrectly labeled have been removed from the archive and we apologize for the error," she said. "We do not consider all ads that relate to LGBT under this policy, but rather only those that advocate for various policies or political positions, which several of these ads do." While Facebook maintains that the blocking of LGBTQ ads was accidental, the social media site has a history of failing to stop anti-LGBTQ hate speech, while managing to keep LGBTQ-themed ads from users.