Facebook Quietly Funding Voter Suppression Campaign

Facebook is quietly bankrolling an effort to suppress the vote.

“On January 11, Facebook announced that “following last week’s awful violence” it was suspending donations from its political committee “for at least the current quarter, while we review our policies.”

But campaign finance records obtained by Popular Information reveal that, 44 days later, Facebook donated $50,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). Facebook routed the donation through a fundraising vehicle that the RSLC set up in Virginia, a state with lax campaign finance laws that allows unlimited direct corporate contributions. ” [READ MORE]