The Internet is a fast-growing market for political ads. In 2016, more than $1.4 billion was spent on digital ads, according to Ad Age — nearly eight times the amount spent only four years earlier. Facebook and Google received 85 percent of these revenues. The Trump campaign spent roughly $70 million on Facebook ads. This phenomenon may be widely accepted as a new normal in political communications, significantly reducing the relevance of political parties and the newspapers as intermediaries. However, it must also be recognized as one that is bot-driven and rife with cheap, fake news.