Facebook Removes Ad Falsely Claiming Lindsey Graham Supports Green New Deal
South Carolina Republican incorrectly noted as GND supporter
A liberal political action committee ran a Facebook ad claiming South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham supported the Green New Deal, before it was removed from the platform following a fact check.
The ad featured a 90-second long video, which was edited to make it appear as if Graham supported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.
“From a Republican point of view, I think we need to look at the science, admit that climate change is real,” Graham says in the ad.
“Simply put, we believe in the Green New Deal.”
Despite the ad being removed, the video accompanying the ad is still available on The Really Online Lefty League’s Facebook page.
According to Lead Stories, the ad would be permitted if it were posted by a politician, but “any third party posting the same claim would be eligible to be rated and since The Really Online Lefty League is not a politician (or running for office) Lead Stories has rated their ad as ‘False.’”
Last week, Facebook revealed it removed four campaigns that traced back to Russia and Iran that targeted the United States.
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