Facebook pauses political spending in wake of Capitol attack

Facebook announced Monday that it would pause political spending in the wake of the attack on the Capitol complex last week that left multiple rioters and members of the Capitol Police dead.

“Following last week’s awful violence in D.C., we are pausing all of our PAC contributions for at least the current quarter while we review our policies,” company spokesperson Andy Stone confirmed to The Hill.

The move by the social media giant comes amid strong pressure on companies to halt donations to members of Congress who amplified President Trump’s debunked claims that the presidential election was stolen.