Facebook ads funded by ‘dark money’ are the right’s weapon for 2020


The right and conservative media are using the untraceable ads to push a rightwing agenda and get Donald Trump re-elected

In the weeks leading up to a tightly contested 2018 midterm election in Virginia, a Facebook page called “Wacky Wexton Not” ran an ad that pictured Democratic congressional candidate Jennifer Wexton next to Nazi troops. Another labeled her an “evil socialist”. Yet another referenced Nazi uniforms, stating, “Wexton and her modern day brown shirts. They Are Evil. They Hate America. They Hate You.”

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