Over the last two weeks, Facebook has repeatedly allowed a top Republican Super PAC, American Crossroads, to run dishonest attacks against Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock — in violation of Facebook's own misinformation rules. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Georgians have been exposed to misinformation about Warnock on Facebook in the critical days leading up to the January 5 run-off election.
Wake up. Facebook is not broken. THIS is exactly how #ZuckerWanker intends to prevent Dems from taking power. He is a greedy fcking scumbag and must be stopped. Break Up Facebook Now.
I am not terribly surprised by Facebook’s Blatant disregard for truth and justice. I am sharing this on Facebook today. Let’s see what happens.
Mankind will put an end to Facebook, or Facebook will put an end to Mankind.
Facebook leadership seems to be not only willfully negligent, but incompetent as well. Quite a combination for a service with such power.
Widespread individual responsibility to the truth is what's lacking in American democracy at present. PI helps by providing the truth, but that sense of responsibility is a character issue. It's like we're a nation of teenagers, not independent adults. May we continue to mature.
"the company still will not backstop this system with human moderators that could easily identify American Crossroads' duplicative ads. "
Of course they won't. All politics aside, Facebook ist first, foremost and always about money. Human moderators, even when you use companies in India, are costing money, and Facebook will resist spending money unless they are forced to.
I think they really don't give a f*ck about anything else.
Yowling at FB is like screaming into a cavern, the echoes bounce into a din. The real problem here is the comfort with alternate facts and the under educated American public. No discernment between fact and fiction. It seems from reading this, the folk behind FB must not be too far ahead of the public with the exception of the fat cat Republicans at the top. Including Zuck, the man with the vacuous soul.
Super PAC with Karl Rove and Mitch McConnell. Enough to make me taste vomit in my mouth. Campaign finance reform Puuuleaaase!
Jan. 5 looms large. Our Democracy hangs on a thread.
I did my part from VA--made the donations to the two Dems, sent post cards, phone messages. A Huzzah to Stacey Abrams!
Hope you did, too. May the efforts of the small Taters like us count more than those damn FB ads!!
It seems like the comment shared in Workplace is accurate. They dont screen all ads before allowing them to be posted. Its pretty obvious how that could lead to even more problematic actions (subjective filtering of what's allowed to post). For policy it seems to make a lot of sense to make clear to advertisers why their ads got removed and then create escalating harsh enforcement for repeat violations, particularly if they are obviously trying to game the system.
If Facebook is failing to take that last step, that is the real problem that needs to get solved.
Facebook has proven itself to be as corrupt as Fox News. Endless lies, misinformation, hate mongering, an enemy of science and facts. Enough said.
Facebook never intended to do anything else