In a statement, the newspaper's publisher, Stephen Gregory, blamed "inaccuracies, blatant errors, and misrepresentations" from NBC News for the Facebook ban, which covers ads for the newspaper's print subscriptions.
In a comment to Breitbart News, Gregory confirmed that the ban occurred two days after NBC News published one of its hatchet jobs about the paper.
"I don't think we have to look very far to understand why NBC News and MSNBC published such hostile, dishonest pieces attacking the Epoch Times," added Gregory. "Harvard's Shorenstein Center surveyed media coverage of the first 100 days of the Trump administration and found that NBC News coverage was 93 percent negative, tied with CNN for the most negative. It's clear that NBC doesn't want to tolerate those that report differently."