Tag Archives: Facebook

Monday Open Thread | Cambridge Analytica in the Hotseat

Cambridge Analytica scrambles to halt Channel 4 exposé Firm with links to Trump election under pressure after Facebook ban over data harvesting Cambridge Analytica, the data firm alleged to have used the personal information of millions of Facebook users without … Continue reading

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Brad Parscale: Facebook, Google and Twitter employees were embedded inside the Trump campaign

WE’RE DOOMED. DEMOCRACY IS DEAD……. Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale says Donald Trump won election on Facebook with highly targeted ads — and infrastructure was a key issue President Donald Trump talked on Twitter, but Facebook was the crucial … Continue reading

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Black lawmaker presses Facebook to stop racially charged Russian ads

A member of the Congressional Black Caucus is pushing Facebook to strengthen its advertising standards after Russian operatives used the company’s ad service to attack groups like Black Lives Matter during the 2016 election s. In a letter sent to … Continue reading

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Russians bought ads on facebook targeting black people in Baltimore and Ferguson

Ferguson and Baltimore had gained widespread attention for the large and violent protests over police shootings of black men. The decision to target the ad in those two cities offers the first look at how accounts linked to the Russian … Continue reading

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Senator Al Franken Speaks On NET NEUTRALITY

Worth a listen…

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