US urged to investigate deceptive Facebook ads tied to rightwing group

The Guardian

The Campaign Legal Center, the non-partisan watchdog group requesting the investigation, filed a complaint with the FEC about the group in 2019, but the FEC declined to investigate after Muhlstein came forward to take responsibility for the ads. “Muhlstein gave the FEC the impression that he alone had created the APN page, placed the ads, and financed the ads, and that the reason that APN did not comply with legal disclosure was that he was unsophisticated,” said Brendan Fischer, the director of federal reform at the Campaign Legal Center.

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