Tech Companies Run Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Ads Amid Border Hype - 2021-04-02
As Republican politicians and news outlets stoke fear over a crisis at the southern U.S. border, Facebook, Google, and Twitter are taking money from a notorious anti-immigrant hate group to help it spread its message and recruit new members.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, was founded in 1979 by the influential eugenicist and white nationalist John Tanton, who also founded other anti-immigrant groups including the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and ProEnglish, and a pro-eugenics organization Society for Genetic Education.
FAIR has been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-immigrant hate group. "FAIR is the flagship organization of this country's organized anti-immigrant movement, and Tanton was its chief architect," Southern Poverty Law Center Research Analyst Eddie Bejarano told Sludge.