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The Technology 202: Republican Facebook ads targeting Georgia runoff contain disinformation, researchers find | The Washington Post

By Cat Zakrzewski
January 4, 2021

Republican politicians and super PACs have been spreading disinformation in Facebook ads targeting Georgia voters in the critical final days of the Senate runoff campaign.

An ad from the Republican Party in late December falsely suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is plotting to help Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris remove President-elect Joe Biden from office, twisting her remarks on another topic entirely.

Another ad from last month sponsored by the Senate Leadership Fund claims Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is “threatening to defund the police,” even though Ossoff has repeatedly said he does not support such actions.

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Source: The Technology 202: Republican Facebook ads targeting Georgia runoff contain disinformation, researchers find | The Washington Post

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