Trevor Potter Discusses Facebook's Role in Russian Probe

09.13.2017
TPM

A separate article by Yahoo’s Mike Isikoff reports that Trevor Potter, a former FEC Chair and president of the Campaign Legal Center, wrote a letter to Facebook and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg yesterday calling on Facebook to release the information and upping the ante by writing this (emphasis added): “[B]y hosting these secretly-sponsored Russian political ads, Facebook appears to have been used as an accomplice in a foreign government’s effort to undermine democratic self-governance in the United States. Therefore, we ask you, as the head of a company that has used its platform to promote democratic engagement, to be transparent about how foreign actors used that same platform to undermine our democracy.”

Trevor Potter also leads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.

To view the full article, please visit TPM’s website.

Excerpt taken from the article “Facebook’s Heading Toward a Bruising Run-In With the Russia Probe” by Josh Marshall for TPM.

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