Enviros Pull Facebook Ads in Response to Zuckerberg Political Push

"A coalition of progressive groups is pulling its ads from Facebook in protest over political positions taken by the organization started by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg."

The effort is being led by former Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-Wis.) Progressives United, and joined by MoveOn.org, Democracy for America, CREDO, Daily Kos, Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, 350.org and Presente. The groups announced on Tuesday that they would either pull the Facebook ads they've already paid for or hold purchases of new ads for a minimum of two weeks in response to the tactics of Zuckerberg's new political organization, FWD.us.

Zuckerberg launched the group to press for comprehensive immigration reform. But the group has been heavily criticized by progressives in recent weeks for its television ad campaign praising lawmakers for supporting projects like the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and criticizing Obamacare."

Amanda Terkel reports for the Huffington Post May 7, 2013.

Source: Huffington Post, 05/08/2013