Facebook featured in attack ad in Calif. AG primary

Given all the recent controversy and bad publicity that have been surrounding Facebook over its privacy policies, you might think that a resume that includes a stint as chief privacy officer at the social network would be a liability for a candidate seeking public office.

Kamala Harris certainly does.

Harris is vying for the Democratic nomination to run for attorney general in California in a primary contest with Chris Kelly, who held the top privacy position at Facebook during some of its less glamorous episodes, such as the Beacon advertising debacle.

Now, with a new campaign ad, Harris is trying to pin the latest dust-up on her opponent, evidently banking on the view that Facebook’s troubles are enough of a mainstream issue that the coupling, no matter how disingenuous, will resonate.

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