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Facebook has been found guilty in Washington of breaking the state's strict campaign finance transparency laws – again – and was defeated in its attempt to get a judge to loosen those laws to favor it.  Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said on Friday that a judge in King County Superior Court ruled that not only had …

  1. Snake Silver badge

    So, let's see...

    TechBro doesn't like law, because law prevents him from doing things his own way. TechBro ignores law, TechBro breaks law, TechBro gets caught and then, of course, TechBro complains about law and that law shouldn't apply to him, "because".

    Yes, the sun rose in the east today. So what else is new??

    1. gandalfcn Silver badge

      Re: So, let's see...

      Just like IQ45 and all Trump Party RINOs

      1. gandalfcn Silver badge

        Re: So, let's see...

        I note with interest the downvoters are denying reality. Sad people.

        1. M.V. Lipvig Silver badge

          Re: So, let's see...

          Just denying your reality, which has nothing to do with true reality.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Only one thing

    That the penalties are finally rising to the point the fines have teeth. If they stick then Metaface may have a reason to treat complying with the law as a necessity as opposed to another line in the expense form.

    Fines against a serially non-compliant company that are less that the profit generated by the violation aren't a deterrence, they are a bribe to the government to take the cash and look the other way.

  3. Claptrap314 Silver badge


    Let me see... "hundreds"--that is, less than 1000. Okay, so during Q2 2022, Meta reported $6687M earnings. That's.... $73M/day. 1000*30k = $30M, or half a day's profits.

    Yep, I'm certain that will change their behavior...

    1. teebie

      Re: Huh..

      That's maybe 10 times higher than the last fine. So the next one could be 5 days profit, which should be enough to stop them before they get caught again.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Kickhiminthenuts. But harder and more often.

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