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Biden outspends Trump on Facebook ads despite criticisms of platform
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2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign outspent President Trump's re-election campaign on Facebook ads in late May despite the former vice president's recent criticism of the platform, highlighting candidates' heavy reliance on Facebook to reach voters.
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Biden's campaign spent $5.2 million on Facebook ads during the week on May 31, and the Trump campaign spent $2.4 million on Facebook ads for the same week, according to OpenSecrets.com, which cites data reported by Facebook and collected by the Wesleyan Media Project.
While the Trump campaign has spent about $5 billion more on Facebook ad spending since Jan. 1, Biden's campaign appears to be increasing its weekly Facebook ad budget; the campaign spent about $4 million more on ads on the platform during the last week of May than it did during prior weeks, indicating a change in marketing strategy.