Facebook Refuses Biden’s Request to Remove False Ad Paid For By Trump Campaign

Oct 09, 2019 - Fortune

Facebook declined to remove a video ad paid for by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that falsely accuses former Vice President Joe Biden of trying to influence policy in Ukraine to benefit his son’s business dealings.

In a letter obtained by Fortune that was sent to the Biden campaign, Katie Harbath, Facebook’s public policy director of global elections, says Facebook’s decision to let the ad remain is “grounded in Facebook’s fundamental belief in free expression, ...