This story is part of , CNET’s full coverage of the 2020 elections.
Standing outside of Mark Zuckerberg’s Tudor home in San Francisco, more than 40 protesters delivered a loud message to the Facebook co-founder: refuse political ads that contain lies. They held up colorful signs, scribbled messages in chalk on the sidewalk and chanted “Wake up Zuck!”
The nearly hour-long protest on Presidents Day was a reminder that criticism against Facebook continues to grow. Ahead of the 2020 US elections, misinformation has been a top concern after Russian trolls used Facebook to sow division among Americans. Despite scrutiny from lawmakers and celebrities, the world’s social network stands by its decision to not send ads from politicians to third-party fact checkers.repeatedly defends Facebook’s hands-off approach to political ads, saying that people should make their own judgments about what politicians are saying.