Facebook Co-Founder Helps Bankroll Silicon Valley anti-Trump ad Blitz

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has reportedly helped to bankroll a controversial $20 million anti-Trump ad blitz in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Chris Hughes, Facebook’s first president, has contributed a million dollars to a political action committee dubbed “Americans for Jobs and a Strong Middle Class,” which is spending millions of dollars in the Bay Area alone in an effort to defeat Trump.

With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at his side, venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar claims that he contributed some $10 million to a Super Pac supporting Hillary Clinton’s election.

The Silicon Valley billionaire announced that his Super PAC had found a way to successfully spend “millions” on Facebook advertisements without a single penny being spent on his own company’s dime. The advertisments, which can be seen to the right, all contain the text “Stand Up to Hate.”

A wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist is helping bankroll an unprecedented $8 million ad campaign launched by liberal billionaire Tom Steyer that seeks to persuade fellow members of the Electoral College to switch their votes from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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