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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."


[www.washingtonpost.com]

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.

*[www.youtube.com]
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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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