The New York Times and CNN Rip Facebook, but Spend Millions on Facebook Ads

The paper of record has spent $24.5 million on Facebook ads this year, while at the same time skewering its moderation policies

The New York Times has been critical of Facebook for years, but that hasn’t stopped the paper of record from being one of Facebook’s biggest advertisers.

From the start of 2020 to late June, The New York Times Company spent $24.5 million on Facebook ads, according to an estimate shared by Pathmatics — wedging the paper firmly within Facebook’s top 20 advertisers for the year.

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Sean Burch

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