Texas AG Investigates Zuckerberg-Backed Non-Profit Over Potential Violations Of State Law

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about the new Facebook News feature at the Paley Center For Media on October 25, 2019 in New York City.

At a glance

  • Paxton’s investigation seeks to determine whether donors were deceived regarding the CTCL’s advertised purposes and hold the organization accountable for any possible wrongdoing.
  • “Charities cannot mislead their donors and misrepresent the purpose of their fundraising,” Paxton said in a statement.
  • “Further, in Texas, as in other states, it is the duty of state and county officials, accountable to the people of Texas, to ensure that elections are fair, safe, and free. That duty cannot be usurped by outside entities who are not chosen and cannot be accountable to the people of Texas.”

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