A video ad that falsely accuses Joe Biden of withholding $1 billion in aid to Ukraine to benefit his son has been viewed on millions of times since its release last month by ’s reelection campaign. Biden, who’s vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, has urged Facebook to take the ad down, arguing that it spreads “objectively false information” and “poisons the public discourse.”

But Facebook, which has come under scrutiny for during the 2016 presidential election, has reportedly refused to pull the video, citing its “fundamental belief in free expression” and “respect for the democratic process.”

The New York Times, which Facebook’s denial of Biden’s request, said Tuesday that the social media giant had sent a letter to the

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