Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

The Tech Industry’s 2020 Trump Trap

February 9, 2019
In The News

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), chairman of the House Democracy Reform Task Force, pressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year on whether his company’s on-site campaign tech support could be considered an unfair donation that violates campaign finance law. Sarbanes told POLITICO he's pleased about the company's move to pull back from the embed program, but said he'll continue to scrutinize the social network. “Facebook made the right decision to shut down its flawed campaign embed program, but that’s only a first step," he said. "On a whole host of issues, House Democrats will continue to hold Facebook accountable in order to protect American consumers and safeguard American democracy.”