Facebook intentionally violated WA campaign finance law 800 times

Facebook's parent business is called Meta.

They broke Washington's long-standing campaign funding statute 822 times on purpose. 

The social media juggernaut could face fines of up to millions of dollars, according to a superior court judge.

The 1972 voter-approved transparency law in Washington mandates that ad vendors like Meta publish the names and addresses of political ad buyers, the targets of those ads, and the overall number of views for each individual ad.

Anyone who requests it must receive the information from the ad sellers.

Intentional violations can result in tripled penalties.


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