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American Edge Project
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 17, 2021 09:18AM
Saw a TV ad by the American Edge Project,* and wondered who they are. No Wikipedia entry.
Found a Washington Post article about them from May of 2020 which explains that:

"Facebook is working behind the scenes to help launch a new political advocacy group..."

"American Edge formed as a nonprofit organization, and last month, it registered an accompanying foundation, according to incorporation documents filed in Virginia. The setup essentially allows it to navigate a thicket of tax laws in such a way that it can raise money, and blitz the airwaves with ads, without the obligation of disclosing all of its donors."


What really struck me was the ads that appear on this WP article web page; Facebook KNOWS you're looking at an article about them! wall smiley

This shows just the first two ads that are on the page; I'm seeing TEN of the same ad throughout the whole article.

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Re: American Edge Project
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 17, 2021 10:59AM
This is not going to help our Democracy.
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Re: American Edge Project
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 17, 2021 11:07AM
Since when has lack of transparency ever been a problem.

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Re: American Edge Project
Posted by: steve...
Date: November 17, 2021 11:42AM
I saw that ambiguous ad and wondered who was behind it.

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Re: American Edge Project
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 17, 2021 11:54AM
It's a Catch-22. I said a couple of weeks ago that Fecesbook was trying to shirk responsibility by saying they needed legislation to guide them. They are doing this so that the fact challenged Alt-Reich won't blame Zuck for getting shut down. I guess it doesn't matter that during the last hearings that they were spending millions lobbying Congress-critters to keep them from proposing new legislation.

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