Republican operatives sidestep Facebook policies ahead of Georgia runoff

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Senate Candidates Jon Ossoff And Rev. Warnock Campaign Day Before Georgia Runoff Election
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As the Georgia runoff election nears, Facebook’s messy political ad rules have created new opportunities for operatives and political groups looking to spread disinformation. In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, Republican super PACs have used Facebook to spread disinformation targeting Georgia voters in the last few critical days before the state’s special election on Tuesday, January 5th.

In one instance, the Republican Party wrongly accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris of conspiring to remove President-elect Joe Biden from office in a Facebook ad, according to The Washington Post. The Senate Leadership Fund has also run false ads suggesting that Democratic Senate candidate Jon…

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