Despite vowing to fight 'woke' big tech, Ted Cruz's Facebook spending boost creates 'ethical quandary'

Republican Senator and Facebook critic Ted Cruz has spent an estimated $449,000 this year…on Facebook ads.
July 14, 2021

When he joined alternative social platform Parler last June, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz decried the "power" that Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube use to "to silence conservatives and to promote their radical left-wing agenda. But Cruz has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Facebook this year as he looks far ahead to re-election or another presidential bid in 2024. Read more below.

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