The Secretive Organization Quietly Spending Millions on Facebook Political Ads
- Alexis C. Madrigal for The Atlantic
- October 17, 2018
- Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/10/the-secretive-organization-quietly-buying-millions-in-facebook-political-ads/573289/
Over just two weeks in September, a limited-liability company calling itself News for Democracy spent almost $400,000 on more than 16 million impressions for a network of 14 Facebook pages that hadn’t existed until August. This represented the second-largest political ad buy on Facebook for the period … according to an analysis by a team at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, led by Damon McCoy.