Facebook Reveals Biggest Political Spenders In The Run-Up To Midterm Elections

Facebook Reveals Biggest Political Spenders In The Run-Up To Midterm Elections

Facebook Reveals Biggest Political Spenders In The Run-Up To Midterm Elections

Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who is considered a top Democratic presidential contender in 2020, also was among the big spenders, buying more than $1 million in advertising on Facebook. The social-media company has been running a campaign totaling $12.5 million worth of ads on Facebook and Instagram, seeking to convince the public that it's addressing big issues - such as misinformation and election interference. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke has topped $100 million, making it the most expensive Senate race in USA history.

Facebook Inc. said the top spender on political ads on its sites since May was U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, who is challenging Republican Ted Cruz in Texas. Facebook said RFA created pages using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names and posted massive amounts of clickbait meant to direct people to third-party websites.

More than $100 million has now been raised for the U.S. Senate race in Texas.

In order to do so, when an advertiser categorizes an ad as being related to politics or an issue of national importance, it must disclose who paid for the ad, Facebook said.

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O'Rourke spent $21 million in the first half of October and still had $10.3 million in the bank as of Oct. 17. Still, Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the race Likely Republican.

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising organization for President Donald Trump, was second during the period with spending of US$3.1 million. "And tens of millions of dollars are flooding into Texas from liberals across the country".

Several politically active 501 (c)(4) s made the list, including the Koch's Americans for Prosperity, which took out ads making the case for cutting discretionary spending and passing a bill that targets union regulations, among other issues. Kaiser Health News has reported that the dialysis industry has contributed more than $104 million to defeat the measure, which would cap dialysis clinic profits at 115% of the costs of patient care.

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