The Daily Caller has a post up providing details of two fake ad campaigns on Facebook that were designed to suppress Republican turnout during the 2018 elections.
Democratic operatives funded by left-wing tech billionaire Reid Hoffman ran a widespread campaign using misleading Facebook pages in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections, The Daily Caller News Foundation has found.
American Engagement Technologies (AET), which was founded by former Obama administration official Mikey Dickerson, bought ads for two Facebook pages, “The Daily Real” and “Today’s Nation,” encouraging Republican voters to stay home in the midterm elections, Facebook’s ad archives show.
AET provided funding for the Alabama Dry fake Facebook campaign that targeted Republican candidate Roy Moore during a 2017 special senatorial election. It’s beginning to appear that Alabama Dry was a dry run of a larger election interference scheme.
On Monday, WaPo reported that another Hoffman-funded operation called News for Democracy was running an anti-Trump campaign of Facebook. News for Democracy’s violations included coordinated efforts to mislead people about the origin of their ad content.
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