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Facebook confirms Donald Trump can lie in ads, but he can’t curse: In the three days after Trump’s impeachment inquiry was announced on Sep. 24, Trump campaign spent $1 million on Facebook ads, many with false or misleading claims.

Fb confirms Donald Trump can lie in advertisements, however he cannot curse: Within the three days after Trump’s impeachment inquiry was introduced on Sep. 24, Trump marketing campaign spent $1 million on Fb advertisements, many with false or deceptive claims.

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  1. -Zuckerberg took Russian money.

    -Zuckerberg let Cambridge Anal. spread propaganda and help swing election.

    -Zuckerberg knew all this was happening.

    -Zuckerberg meets with Trump last week

    -Zuckerberg changes FB policy to allow Trump to lie.

    Is it just me, or is this the blossoming of a full-blown Trump-Zucker bromance?

  2. These are some extremely warped priorities. The world would probably be better off without Facebook.

  3. Democrats need to start running ads about how Trump RAPED his ex wife. Thing is they wouldn’t be lying, though.

  4. I’ve noticed that when I go incognito mode in you tube all I get are Trump ads asking for me to rate my opinion on socialism and the radical left ideas. Makes me wonder who is paying for all those ads.

  5. Anybody with a line to a Democratic candidate should copy the bottom part of this message and forward it because public criticism that has no effect is dangerous for democracy with Trump’s access to dark money and a year to do this none stop.

    >In the three days after Trump’s impeachment inquiry was announced on Sep. 24, the Trump campaign[ spent $1 million on Facebook ads,](https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-is-fundraising-off-of-impeachment-and-has-raised-millions-2019-9) many of which included false or misleading claims. 
    >
    >One of these Trump ads even referred to Joe Biden as a ‘b–ch’ — which violated Facebook’s ad policies [against profanity](https://www.facebook.com/policies/ads/prohibited_content/grammar) and was taken down upon review, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider. 
    >
    >The Trump campaign then revised the ad, updating it to include a debunked claim about Biden. It was accepted because Facebook does not submit ads from politicians for third-party fact checking.  
    >
    >The ad, which ran on Facebook in a few different variations, claimed that “Joe Biden promised Ukraine $1 billion dollars if they fired the prosecutor investigating his son’s company,” according to Facebook’s ads library.  

    Facebook is trying to help Trump win because it’s afraid of Warren or Bernie.

    Well first take a page from Trump’s book, file a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction on the grounds that Facebook is illegally interfering in a Democratic Election, aiding and abetting obstruction of justice, accessory to witness tampering, and conspiracy to aid a criminal enterprise.

    It will likely result in at least a temporary stay and while most of that won’t stick, it’s more legally sound than any legal argument Trump has put forth to obstruct investigations into his nefarious dealings.

  6. FB only cares about their revenues, has no integrity or morals.

  7. I think it still should be forbidden to make ads for political gain. This means people with more money can get more ads, and thus more outreach by just being richer.

  8. Cockwomble
    (noun) A person, usually male, prone to making outrageously stupid statements and/or inappropriate behaviour while generally having a very high opinion of their own wisdom and importance.

  9. Alternative facts, good! Cursing and boobs, bad! Opioids, good! Weed, bad!

    The US should really sort their shit out.

  10. He can’t say ‘fuck’ but can basically start world war 3. What a time to be alive.

  11. I am hoping that most who read this understand that it is not surprising. The owner of this platform fits within the same MO as the President; a megalomaniac that feels he is above any law or judgment due to his wealth. If the constituents cannot come together in this divided and crippled nation, to understand it is not party politics, but rather a simple and very old story of the haves and have nots, then nothing will change. How much more will it take to lift the chloroform of baubles and beer to truly see what is really going on? I am ashamed each day when I see and hear the reduced platitudes and finger pointing across the aisle giving into idyll banter when oppression is occurring at such an alarming rate on a global level. Please wake up idiots and remove the delusion. You are allowing our planet to be destroyed, and our humanity to be lost forever.

  12. How the fuck can you lie in ads

  13. Political ads in general do far more harm then good and should probably be banned completely or severely limited.

  14. Wait, using internet ads to influence and trick people? What’s the world coming to? Next thing you know we’ll click on a pop up and it won’t actually lead you to what’s in the picture!!

  15. I started a non profit and opened a fb page to help communicate. I wanted a more secular type name. So, I requested the name change and was denied.

    They claim the new name doesnt reflect the values of my non profit.

    At the time i had no info about my non profit on the page.

    Fuck that site.

  16. But… but if I was not allowed to lie, what could I possibly talk about????

    Donald J Trump

  17. DumpTrump & Facebook too.

  18. Keeping Trump and his GOP co-conspirators in office is the only way for Facebook to avoid regulation and sanctions. They conspired secretly to get them elected, now they are going to do it openly.

  19. Proud to say I never joined Facebook

  20. This is the singel most harmful thing for any democracy. And the fact that Facebook allows them to lie is so beyond belief that I can’t even… They did NOTHING after Cambridge Analytica, deleting Facebook today.

  21. Facebook should be forced to put a caveat on each ad that it may/probably includes lies.

  22. Man, imagine how many people would be hurt if someone cursed on the internet. Good thing they’re limited to lying.

    /s

  23. Blocking advertising = blocking 90% of propaganda.

    Advertising shits in your head.

  24. Every time I see an ad of his I report it as inappropriate.

  25. The article cites [this Facebook announcement from 24 September](https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/09/elections-and-political-speech/)

    >We rely on third-party fact-checkers to help reduce the spread of false news and other types of viral misinformation, like memes or manipulated photos and videos. We don’t believe, however, that it’s an appropriate role for us to referee political debates and prevent a politician’s speech from reaching its audience and being subject to public debate and scrutiny. That’s why Facebook exempts politicians from our third-party fact-checking program. We have had this policy on the books for over a year now, posted publicly on our site under our eligibility guidelines. This means that we will not send organic content or ads from politicians to our third-party fact-checking partners for review. However, when a politician shares previously debunked content including links, videos and photos, we plan to demote that content, display related information from fact-checkers, and reject its inclusion in advertisements. You can find more about the third-party fact-checking program and content eligibility here.

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