Who’s behind Facebook’s political ads?

Who’s behind Facebook’s political ads?
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - This election cycle, thousands of political ads have bombarded our social media feeds, but who's really behind them?

“I think it's a little bit troubling to be associated with a group that we have no idea who they are,” said Meghan Milloy, co-founder of Republican Women for Progress.

This Mississippi native unknowingly appeared in a Facebook ad, and she can’t get it pulled even though they took her comments out of context.

“If ads like this are getting up there and Facebook is saying ‘we're trying to make sure that this doesn't get up’ and it's still getting up, more needs to be done,” said Jason Mollica, professorial lecturer at American University.

Click here to learn more about the rules, regulations, and motives behind political advertising on Facebook and why it matters.

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