Presidential candidates spend millions on social media advertising

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WASHINGTON (KCAU) – The Iowa caucuses are just two weeks away, and many voters are still trying to make up their minds on which candidate to support.

Those running for The White House have reportedly spent tens of millions of dollars to reach voters on social media. The latest social media push has some lawmakers feeling concerned, calling for sites like Google and Facebook to monitor paid political ads for misleading statements and outright lies.

“These social media platforms have a responsibility to make sure that blatant lies aren’t transmitted on their platform,” said Rep. Josh Harder of California.

Tech industry insiders say there is a fine line between statements of fact and political promises. Some social media companies say it’s not their role to judge which is which.

The Iowa caucuses take place Monday, February 3rd.

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