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Facebook Removes Ad Falsely Claiming Lindsey Graham Supports Green New Deal

South Carolina Republican incorrectly noted as GND supporter

 on 28th October 2019 @ 11.00pm
the ad featured a 90 second long video  which was edited to make it appear as if graham supported the green new deal © press
The ad featured a 90-second long video, which was edited to make it appear as if Graham supported THE Green New Deal

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, which was posted by The Really Online Lefty League, was removed for violating Facebook's advertising policies after it was rated false by a third-party fact-checking site Lead Stories.

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.

despite the ad being removed  the video accompanying the ad is still available on the really online lefty league   s facebook page © press
Despite the ad being removed, the video accompanying the ad is still available on The Really Online Lefty League’s Facebook page.

“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.

earlier this month  facebook was compromised after hackers stole the contact information of almost 30 million users © press
Earlier this month, Facebook was compromised after hackers stole the contact information of almost 30 million users,

Earlier this month, Facebook was compromised after hackers stole the contact information of almost 30 million users, including names, emails, and phone numbers.

Of the hacked users, 14 million had more in-depth data stolen, such as hometown, birthdate, check-in information, and even their recent searches.

Two weeks ago, the social media giant revealed another security breach and said it had "not ruled out the possibility of smaller-scale attacks."

The hack came after a feature called "View As," which allows users to see what their profile looks like to someone else, became vulnerable.

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