Journalist Zaid Jilani describes removal of animal rights ad that criticizes Fauci

Journalist Zaid Jilani told Hill.TV that an animal rights ad critical of Anthony FauciAnthony FauciThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Manchin heatedly dismisses rumors of leaving Democratic Party Webb: Pretzel logic  More than 40 Texas hospitals face ICU bed shortages MORE was removed by Google.

In an interview with Hill.TV's “Rising,” Jilani said the ad produced by the White Coat Waste Project, an advocacy group that aims to stop taxpayer funded animal experimentation, was removed by Google for an unspecified violation of the search giant's ad policy.

“It is an opaque process. There’s nothing transparent about how Google decided to take the content moderation, ad moderation policy in this case,” Jilani said.

When reached for comment, a Google spokesperson told The Hill: "This account was paused due to suspicious payment activity. As a result, the ad content in question was never reviewed."

The ad reportedly criticized an experiment on dogs that received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that Fauci oversees.