Top Republicans are privately worried about a new threat to President Trump’s campaign: the possibility of Facebook pulling a Twitter and banning political ads. Facebook says it won’t, but future regulatory pressure could change that.
If Facebook were to ban — or even limit — ads, it could upend Trump’s fundraising and re-election plan, GOP officials tell Axios. Trump relies heavily — much more so than Democrats — on targeted Facebook ads to shape views and raise money.
Kara Swisher, of Recode, the super plugged-in tech writer, predicted on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that Mark Zuckerberg will ultimately buckle on allowing demonstrably false political adds on Facebook: “He’s going to change his mind — 100%. He’s done it before.”