How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim

Articles uses research provided by the Online Political Ads Transparency Project led by NYU Tandon doctoral student Laura Edelson. 

Some of President Trump’s re-election ads have repeated his inflammatory claims about an “invasion” on the southern border — language that is under scrutiny after the El Paso shooting. … Mr. Trump’s language on immigration — particularly his use of the word “invasion” — is under scrutiny after the mass shooting in El Paso on Saturday. The suspect in that shooting, which left 22 people dead, appeared to be the author of a manifesto declaring that “this attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

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