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Washington Attorney General: Facebook Gave False Info in Campaign Suit

SEATTLE—Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws. The Seattle Times reported that in court filings the Democratic attorney general says both the social media giant and its attorneys knew the testimony was false. Ferguson sued Facebook last year, for the second time, alleging the company has “repeatedly and openly” violated state campaign transparency laws by selling political ads without providing legally required details of the spending. “Facebook is a commercial advertiser, yet it views itself above this law,” Ferguson wrote in a new filing. “Even after a previous lawsuit and the original complaint in this case, it still refuses to provide the public access to all required information about political ads.” Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the newspaper. The company has argued that Washington’s campaign finance …

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