FAST FIVE: Trump Slams "Radical Left" Media-Tech Complex – While Spending More On Facebook Ads Than 2020 Dems Combined
President Trump renewed his criticism of Silicon Valley tech giants on Tuesday, calling Facebook, Google and Twitter “on the side of the Radical Left Democrats.” Facebook, Google and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are sooo on the side of the Radical Left Democrats.
Davis had noted the irony that the FBI was madly scrambling to find ties between President Trump and Russia, while Hillary Clinton paid a guy to collude with Russians on a dossier used as a tool to hurt Trump politically. Twitter confirmed to me today via e-mail that it did shadowban one of my tweets about Lisa Page's congressional testimony in order to “keep people safe[.]” Twitter deliberately deleted the tweet/URL, yet kept it visible for me when I was logged in so I'd think it was still up.
Nunes has accused the social media platform of “shadow-banning conservatives,” including himself, in order to influence the 2018 elections. That said.
While President Trump and others have slammed big tech for censorship and bias, his re-election campaign has spent nearly twice as much on Facebook ads as the entire 2020 Democratic field combined. According to data from Facebook and Google's political ad transparency reports, aggregated by Bully Pulpit Interactive and reported by Axios, Trump has spent $3.5 million on Facebook ads, and $1 million with Google between December 30 2018 and March 10 2019. All of the 2020 Democratic contenders, meanwhile, have spent just $2.1 million combined over the same period. “This is an unprecedented level of investment this early, and especially from an incumbent President,” says Bully Pulpit partner Mike Schneider – who added that “Trump has spent at least $13 million in digital media since May 2018, and over $4.5 million in 2019 alone.” Axios notes: While Democrats need to woo early donors with proof of momentum, President Trump needs to drive support from his base.
When it comes to targeting, both parties' campaigns are currently spending most dollars nationally.