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Facebook doubles down on political advertising

Facebook is holding fast to its political advertising approach. The social media giant will continue its controversial political advertising policies, such as allowing politicians to lie in ads they buy on Facebook or not restricting campaigns’ ability to target groups of voters with their ads. This puts Facebook, the most important digital platform for political ads,…

Twitter bans political advertising

CEO Jack Dorsey is taking a bold stance and banning political ads from Twitter’s platform beginning November 22nd.  The announcement came minutes before Facebook posted its quarterly results, highlighting the differences between the two companies on the controversial practice of political advertising in social media.   Lunchtime Conversations: On Facebook, an ad claims that Joe Biden gave…

For Facebook and other platforms, fake news is still news – and money

Facebook is running a false ad about Joe Biden paid for by President Trump’s reelection campaign. The platform says it meets with its policies, and other media/tech companies are following suit.  Lunchtime Conversations: What are the implications for democracy if public opinion is manipulated at scale with false ads? CNN and other stations refuse to…