It looks like lots Twitter blue-check folks jumped the gun.
Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign currently has no active Facebook ads, the morning after another disappointing finish in a series of primary contests.
Why it matters: A pause in digital advertising spend on Facebook has been a good indicator that candidates are dropping out of the 2020 race before. Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg made their Facebook ads inactive hours before they suspended their campaigns.
The state of play: Sanders and his wife Jane are traveling back to Vermont today to “assess the path forward for our campaign,” per a note from his campaign manager Faiz Shakir.
It appears people misread an Axios report. He is “suspending” his Facebook ads. Not his campaign https://t.co/F6CFHpfRMM
— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 18, 2020
Bernie Sanders's campaign is pushing back on reporting that he is ending his campaign. As I tweeted earlier, sources close to Sanders have told me without Joe Biden imploding on the debate stage or a major gaffe, his path is essentially impossible. https://t.co/r7TGGq5jsE
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 18, 2020