Gay Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes Slams Facebook for Allowing False Political Ads

Openly gay Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has criticized the website, as well as its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, for allowing politicians to run campaign ads with outright lies.

Last month, Facebook that its policies that prohibit “false or misleading content” would not apply to politicians. The policy has since been criticized, most notably and recently by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

Warren ran a Facebook ad with false information about Facebook endorsing Donald Trump for re-election to prove that the social media site allows false information to be spread by politicians.

Hughes saw Warren’s tweet and commented in a quote tweet. “Mark, by deciding to allow outright lies in political ads to travel on Facebook, is embracing the philosophy behind Trumpism and thereby tipping the scales,” he wrote on Twitter.

This is not the first time Hughes has openly criticized Facebook. In May, he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times calling for a break-down and monitoring of Facebook by the government.