Twitter and Facebook won’t remove false Trump campaign ads about Biden

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the weekend, Facebook ended up doing exactly what it didn’t want to do: openly feud with a presidential candidate on Twitter. The fight began after President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign flooded Facebook with ads spreading misinformation about Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and the Ukraine scandal that has dominated the news cycle over the past few weeks. Now, Democrats are firing back directly at the platforms and their rules, rather than simply running counter ads. The controversy came to a breaking point on Saturday when Elizabeth Warren challenged Facebook’s political advertising policies, exposing the platform’s unwillingness to remove false or misleading ads from politicians. Warren’s ad falsely said that Facebook and its... Continue reading…

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