Facebook has banned multiple ads released by a pro-life organization in support of Republican Senate candidates.
Liberal political groups are pushing disinformation campaigns in Texas with misleading mailers and Facebook ads that appear to be from unbiased news sources, an attempt to spread misleading facts about candidates in the final days of the 2018 election cycle.
Facebook removed two ads telling the stories of babies who survived premature births.
Employees of Facebook, Twitter and Google have overwhelmingly favored Democrats in their political donations in this year’s midterm elections.
Colin Allred and Amy McGrath—the Democratic nominees for Texas’ 32nd and Kentucky’s 6th congressional districts, respectively—both recently attended fundraisers at the home of motivational speaker Laura Gassner Otting, who has said the United States is a racist country and written “F**k the Bible voters” on Facebook.
Facebook announced the removal Thursday of more than 250 accounts and 500 Pages for breaking its rules on “spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.”
Four limited liability companies created in June and August of this year are behind a swath of Facebook political ads—mainly attacking Republican politicians and their donors, but also sometimes boosting Democrats.
Congress is eying a series of new regulations to tighten federal oversight of social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter amid fears that foreign governments and rogue regimes will attempt to sway the 2018 midterm elections.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and far-right radio host Alex Jones had a tense exchange on Wednesday, with Rubio snapping at him not to touch him while Jones harangued the Florida lawmaker over what he called a “Big Tech” conspiracy to silence him.