Ads on Facebook with voter fraud conspiracies were running as recently as this week
adsfeaturing voter fraud conspiracies up until Wednesday.
- The ads were paid for by Restoration Action, a conservative super PAC.
- The ads echo election fraud conspiracies that former
President Trumphas pushed.
As recently as this Wednesday, Facebook was running ads featuring voter fraud conspiracy language like, "Every illegal vote cancels a legitimate vote."
The ads were from the conservative super PAC Restoration Action, a group that paid Facebook over $380,000 to run ads "about social issues,
The most recent ads, though, have all been pulled by Facebook for violating
Facebook pulls advertisements, "that include claims debunked by third-party fact checkers or, in certain circumstances, claims debunked by organizations with particular expertise," according to the company's ad policy. The ad in question from Restoration Action included claims about proposed election reform legislation that were false, according to a fact check cited by Facebook.Voter fraud in the US is extremely rare, according to the database of election fraud maintained by conservative American think tank the Heritage Foundation. It's so rare, in fact, that an American is more likely to be struck by lightning than to commit election fraud. Former President Trump refused to accept the results of the presidential vote for weeks after it was decided, and continues to push the false narrative that the 2020 presidential election was rigged. Trump and his campaign filed dozens of lawsuits after the results of the election declared President Joe Biden the winner. None of those suits were successful.
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