Facebook ads from Restoration Action

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As recently as this Wednesday, Facebook was running ads featuring voter fraud conspiracy language like, “Every illegal vote cancels a legitimate vote.” 

The ads were from the conservative super PAC Restoration Action, a group that paid Facebook over $380,000 to run ads “about social issues, elections or politics” between April 7 and May 7. The vast majority of those ads focused on Democrat-led election reform legislation that intends to expand voter registration, voting by mail, and early voting, as well as strengthen election security systems. The legislation has already successfully passed through the House, and must now pass through the Senate. 

Republican leaders have repeatedly attacked the legislation, and former President Donald Trump referred to it as “a monster” during a speech in March. “It virtually eliminates voter ID requirements nationwide, effectively ends all registration deadlines — can you believe this?” he said. 

Many of the Facebook ads from Restoration Action echo Trump’s sentiment, and at least one features him directly:

The most recent ads, though, have all been pulled by Facebook for violating advertising policies.

The most recent one, which claimed that “every illegal vote cancels a legitimate vote,” violated Facebook’s misinformation policy, a Facebook representative told Insider.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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