Bi­den cam­paign fights Trump so­cial media ad

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

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.

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An ad on so­cial media from Don­ald Trump’s cam­paign has been slammed by Joe Bi­den’s cam­paign, claim­ing it’s false.

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