WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, American Principles Project and its affiliated American Principles Project PAC filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Facebook, Inc. The complaint alleges that Facebook’s censorship of an APP PAC ad focusing on Gary Peters’ (D-Mich.) and Joe Biden’s support for legislation undermining women’s sports amounted to a roughly $47,000 in-kind contribution to the Democrats’ campaigns.

On Tuesday, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Big Tech and elections, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over his company’s censorship of APP PAC’s ad.

“Facebook censored several APP PAC ads this election cycle. The basis for this FEC complaint focuses on the first, which attacked Gary Peters and Joe Biden for their support for the Equality Act, which would destroy women’s sports if it were passed into law,” Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, said.

“By censoring this ad on such a flimsy basis, and by allowing ads in favor of Democrats to run unfettered on its platform, Facebook materially contributed to the campaigns of Peters and Biden. Our complaint alleges that this in-kind contribution amounted to nearly $50,000 — a clear violation of federal campaign finance law.

“We urge the FEC to consider APP PAC’s complaint and launch an investigation as soon as possible,” he added.

In October, APP urged the Senate to confirm President Trump’s FEC appointees to ensure a quorum so the agency could adjudicate potential violations of campaign finance law. The FEC has been unable to function for the majority of 2020.

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Lipinski Stood By His Pro-Life Convictions, Even When It Cost Him

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill.: “I could never give up protecting the most vulnerable human beings in the world simply to win an election.”

Lessons from Past Ought to Inform America at the Crossroads of the Future

Jeremy Taylor: The lessons of history seem lost on the desire of the Left to promise that socialism holds the keys to a greater prosperity.

Joni Ernst: Iowans Need the USMCA

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst spoke on the importance of passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for Iowa’s farmers, ranchers, and small businesses.

House Democrats Attempt to Force Funding of Abortion Overseas

House Democrats want to reinstate taxpayer funding for abortion overseas in their Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 during a government shutdown.