Facebook once boasted of its ability to sway elections, now it has buried those pages

Facebook maintains a repository of success stories trumpeting the advertisers who have attained greatness by buying Facebook ads; most of these are businesses, but until recently, Facebook also trumpeted Florida Governor Rick Scott's use of Facebook ads to "boost Hispanic voter turnout in their candidate's successful bid for a second term, resulting in a 22% increase in Hispanic support and the majority of the Cuban vote."

Facebook no longer lists its work with Scott on its Success Stories page, and has quietly eliminated the "Government and Politics" section from the list of available stories.

Asked about the delisting, a Facebook spokesperson said that "a number of the studies have been archived, but they're still available at the individual links." Asked why the "Government and Politics" section had been removed entirely, the spokesperson did not reply.

Facebook Quietly Hid Webpages Bragging of Ability to Influence Elections [Sam Biddle/The Intercept]