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Lawmakers, Facebook in standoff over lifting veil on Russian ads

Some US senators, ironically unable or unwilling to rely on recall, need to see 3,000 advertisements (text and display) thought to have influenced millions of voter decisions (excluding their own) in the general election '16.

Warner's goal "is to be able to require disclosure even on ads that deal with social commentary or political issues without mentioning candidates at all," his office said. That would cover ads such as inflammatory, Russian-financed ads during the 2016 campaign that referenced the "Black Lives Matter" movement spawned by police shootings of African-American men.

But Facebook refuses to reproduce these ads, evidently, unless served a subpoena by, I dunno. Blackagendareport.com fingers House representative Robin Kelly as exemplary of a legislators' "movement" to sanitize democratic polemics.
"She essentially is asking Facebook to limit or ban content on Facebook that is 'politically divisive' or whatever that means. "

Who are freedom fighters suppressing in your part of the world?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 9th, 2017 at 03:26:21 PM EST
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