Sep 21, 2018

Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns. Google and Twitter also offer specialised advice to political campaigns. Campaigns will still be able to get support online and the company did not rule out holding meetings with politicians. According to internal documents seen by Bloomberg, Donald Trump's campaign spent $44m on Facebook ads from June to November 2016, compared with $28m by Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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