campaign finance

Slap on the Wrist: Washington State Fines Facebook $25 Million Fine for Campaign Finance Violations

Facebook (now known as Meta) was fined almost $25 million on Wednesday for intentionally and repeatedly violating Washington State’s campaign finance laws. Attorney General Bob Ferguson claims it is the largest campaign finance penalty ever issued in the United States, but the fine is less than a rounding error for Mark Zuckerberg’s giant, which enjoyed annual profits of $46.7 billion in 2021.

Mark Zuckerberg at Georgetown