Biden campaign fights Trump social media ad
u.s. democratic presidential candidate Joe biden’s campaign sent letters over the past week to Facebook, twitter and alphabet’s Google, asking them to take down a social media ad from President donald trump that the biden campaign said contained false claims.
but the three companies said that the ad, which alleges that the former vice-president promised ukraine $1 billion if the country fired a prosecutor investigating a company linked to his son, Hunter, didn’t violate their site rules.
trump has repeatedly made allegations, without evidence, that biden engaged in improper dealings in ukraine.
the biden campaign’s letters, seen by reuters, said it was putting the companies “on notice about the absolute falsity of these claims.”
as campaigning for the November 2020 u.s. election kicks up a gear, Facebook and other social media companies have been under pressure to police electionrelated content.
u.s. intelligence agencies found the sites were used in a russian campaign to influence the 2016 election.
An ad on social media from Donald Trump’s campaign has been slammed by Joe Biden’s campaign, claiming it’s false.