Daily Caller: BuzzFeed’s ‘Data Monster’ — How The Website Data-Mined Its Own Users To Help Anti-Trump Super PACs Target Voters


BuzzFeed partnered closely with multiple Democratic and anti-Trump super PACs in 2016 to target its own users with dozens of political advertisements that were not in accordance with its own policies, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.


As a general matter, political committee’s communications that are placed for a fee on another person’s website must include a disclaimer,” Brendan Fischer, the director of Federal Election Commission (FEC) reform at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, told TheDNCF. “If Priorities USA Action, NextGen Climate Action Committee, and Women Vote ads paid Buzzfeed for those posts, they should have included a disclaimer.”

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