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Draft FPP Facebook Political Advertising

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<a href="">'Way ahead of the field': inside Trump's unprecedented social media campaign</a> (Guardian) Donald Trump spent more than $11.1m on Facebook and Google ads alone in the first six months of 2019 <a href="">Trump is using Facebook ads to lie about his opponents</a> (Popular Information), <a href=">Trump is using stock video of 'supporters'</a> (Gizmodo), <a href="">Donald Trump has run roughly 2,200 Facebook ads using the word 'invasion' since May 2018</a> (Newsweek))

<a href="">Facebook ads funded by 'dark money' are the right's weapon for 2020 </a> (Guardian) The right and conservative media are using the untraceable ads to push a rightwing agenda and get Donald Trump re-elected

<a href="">Facebook is ripe for exploitation – again – in 2020</a> (Siva Vaidhyanathan, Guardian Opinion) Facebook claims to have cleaned up its act. But the platform remains vulnerable to the same sorts of divisive propaganda

Facebook, whose misleading-ad-blocking tool <a href="">doesn't</a> <a href="">work</a>, was fined <a href="">$5 billion</a> by the FTC for not protecting users' privacy. <a href="">As the controversy mounts, Facebook still seems to click </a> (Guardian) "The California-headquartered company is expected to reveal profits of $5.4bn for the three months to June, according to an average of estimates collected by S&P Global Market Intelligence. If the analysts are correct, that would represent Facebook’s second-best quarter on record, beaten only by the bumper $6.88bn profits made in the final three months of 2018."