Adriel Hampton describes himself as a political activist; one who’s pulled a few stunts before. But after he announced his campaign for governor would intentionally run false ads on Facebook, the social media company said he can’t exactly do that.
Specifically, Facebook says Hampton’s ads will be eligible for third-party fact-checking; meaning the ads could eventually include warnings that they’ve been debunked and Facebook could diminish their visibility.
Amid the Facebook controversy last week, Twitter announced it would stop accepting all political ads.
Politifact Reporter Chris Nichols talks more about Hampton and two fact checks from Politifact’s national arm: one about Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and one about whether, if impeached, President Donald Trump could run for re-election.