California political candidate to run deliberately false anti-Pelosi Facebook ad in latest challenge to the social network's political ad rules (FB)

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Business Insider—A Californian political candidate says he plans to run false ads on Facebook to challenge its rules on political advertising. In October, Facebook said it would allow politicians to lie freely in ads on the social network. Shahid Buttar is running to unseat House speaker Nancy Pelosi in the 2020 Democratic primary, and plans to run an ad containing a lie that Pelosi is donating her properties to homeless people. Twitter decided this week to ban political advertising altogether, but Facebook is...

The director behind 'The Social Network' just wrote a scathing op-ed criticizing Facebook's political ad policy (FB). The director of "The Social Network" — the movie about Facebook's founding — just published a scathing letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in The New York Times. "You and I want speech protections to make sure no one gets imprisoned or killed for saying or writing something unpopular, not to ensure that lies have unfettered access to the American electorate," director Aaron Sorkin wrote. Sorkin is the latest to criticize Facebook's choice to continue running political ads without...