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Facebook To Remove Trump Campaign Ads That Pose As Official Census Surveys

The Donald Trump re-election campaign is, unsurprisingly, full of trickery. One such piece of trickery is putting out campaign advertisements on social media that look like official 2020 census form advertisements.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson/Obama White House Archives

Facebook, however, is pushing back. They told The Verge via email,

“There are policies in place to prevent confusion around the official US Census and this is an example of those being enforced.”

Apparently, Trump’s campaign had put out ads that told people to click to respond to some kind of official census, only to be taken to Trump’s 2020 campaign website, where they received the following message:

“This survey is ESSENTIAL to our team’s 2020 campaign strategy. We need Patriotic Americans like YOU to respond to this census, so we can develop a winning strategy for YOUR STATE.”

There is also a part that takes a shot at Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership with a question that asks the people who actually get tricked into filling this nonsense out if they “think Nancy Pelosi and the Radical Left are putting their personal anti-Trump agenda ahead of what’s best for the American people.”

The Trump campaign has yet to respond to Facebook’s decision to remove the advertisements. Facebook, for its part, has its bases covered.

The company’s rules regarding the 2020 census prohibit misleading advertisements that may make people think they are taking an actual census when they are not.

Nancy Pelosi said she is “annoyed” by the advertisements, and believes that an underrepresented census result is just what the Trump Administration wants.

“I know that profit motive is their business model, but it should not come at the cost of the counting who is in our country, so that we can provide the services and the rest,” Pelosi said.

The Trump Administration does not care about counting who is in the nation. They care about kicking people who are not the “right” kinds of Americans out, and making life miserable for all who are not straight, cisgender, white, male, able-bodied, upper-middle-class or above and the perfect brand of Christian miserable in the cruelest ways possible.

Dishonesty has been the hallmark of the Donald Trump Administration, so this latest bit of trickery should surprise no one.



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