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Facebook slaps fact check on ads stoking fears about transgender kids in girls sports

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The tech giant Facebook has slapped on fact-check on an anti-transgender ad ran by the American Principles Project that seeks to stoke fears during the presidential election transgender athletes would “destroy girls’ sports.” David Kearns, a Facebook spokesperson, confirmed to the Washington Blade via email the tech company had placed a fact check on the ads, citing determinations from Politifact and its third-party checking program. “Our third party fact checkers have rated this content which means it is not allowed to run as an ad and any organic posts will receive a label,” Kearns added.

According to Facebook’s ad library, the American Principles Project spent between $2,000 and $2,500 to run the ad, which was shown entirely in Michigan

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