Warren’s New Facebook Ads Make False Claims—And That’s The Whole Damn Point

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President Donald Trump’s re-election bid just got a stamp of approval from Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Except, not really.

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s team intentionally put this false claim in a series of campaign ads on Facebook this week to draw attention to the platform’s controversial ad policy, one which has allowed similarly defamatory ads from President Donald Trump to run unchecked. As of last year, Facebook exempts politicians and political ads from the platform’s usual fact-checking measures, a rule which the presidential candidate has not minced words about her disdain for.