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Facebook decides to take down Trump 2020 campaign’s ‘census’ ads – Source Reuters Tech News

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that asked users to fill out an “Official 2020 Congressional District Census” because the ads violate the company’s policy against misinformation on the government’s census.

FILE PHOTO: Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The ads, which come from the pages of the Republican president and Vice President Mike Pence, link to a survey on an official campaign website and then to a page asking for donations.

“We need Patriotic Americans like YOU to respond to this census, so we can develop a winning strategy for YOUR STATE,” the ad read.

A Facebook ad from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign asks users to fill out a ‘census’. Facebook via REUTERS

The online newsletter Popular Information, which first reported on the ads, said…

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