Facebook Says It’s Anti-Conversion Therapy, But It Funded Candidates Who Voted Against Conversion Therapy Bans
Facebook prides itself on its support of LGBT rights. The social network has partnered with the Trevor Project—a suicide prevention organization for LGBT youth. The company maintains a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which measures the strength of a company’s internal policies for LGBT employees and its public backing of the LGBT community.
And earlier this year, Facebook publicly stated that “ads that promote gay conversion therapy” are prohibited.
But a Daily Beast analysis of Facebook Inc. PAC—a political action committee through which employees donate money to campaigns—shows thousands of dollars in donations were made during the 2018 election cycle to two U.S. congressional candidates who voted against conversion therapy bans when they were in their respective state legislatures.