Facebook Took Money From White Nationalist Candidate to Promote Neo-Nazi Podcast - 2018-12-19

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F0.png Facebook Took Money From White Nationalist Candidate to Promote Neo-Nazi Podcast December 19, 2018, Alex Kotch, Sludge

White nationalist and former Wisconsin Republican House candidate Paul Nehlen was kicked off Twitter in February for posting deeply racist and anti-Semitic material. But Facebook didn't seem to have a problem with Nehlen's social media habits. The company let him keep his page, which is still active, and took money from his campaign to sponsor posts, including links to neo-Nazi content.

According to the latest Federal Election Commission records, Facebook received a total of $12,110 over a one-year period from September 2017 to September 2018 from Nehlen's campaign. One of Nehlen's sponsored posts, which he promoted on June 23 and 24, links to the website of prominent neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell, who is known as the "crying Nazi" for his teary livestream after learning that he had been indicted for assault during the 2017 white nationalist events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Paul Nehlen's campaign sponsored this Facebook post linking to neo-Nazi Christopher Cantwell's website. Facebook Ad Archive

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