Elizabeth Warren’s New Facebook Ad Brutally Owns Mark Zuckerberg – Rolling Stone

Elizabeth Warren’s New Facebook Ad Brutally Owns Mark Zuckerberg – Rolling Stone

Mark Zuckerberg
After rampant fake news on Facebook dominated much the narrative about the 2016 election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that the company “made mistakes” regarding its handling of the issue. But a recent change to the company’s policy that now allows falsehoods in political ads—a reversal of its prior stance—and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling Zuckerberg out with a fake news ad of her own.“Breaking news, ” the post says, “Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election. You’re probably shocked, and you might be thinking, ‘How could this possibly be true?’ Well, it’s not. (Sorry.) But what Zuckerberg has done is given Donald Trump free rein to lie on his platform — and then to pay Facebook gobs of money to push out their lies to American voters.”It’s a brilliantly clever way of using Zuckerberg’s own policy against him. On Twitter, Warren said of the ad: “Facebook changed their ads policy to allow politicians to run ads with known lies, ” she wrote, adding, “We intentionally made a Facebook ad with false claims and submitted it to Facebook’s ad platform to see if it’d be approved.
It got approved quickly and the ad is ....


We intentionally made a Facebook ad with false claims and submitted it to Facebook’s ad platform to see if it’d be approved. It got approved quickly and the ad is now running on Facebook. Take a look: pic.twitter.com/7NQyThWHgO— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2019 As writer Judd Legum pointed out on Twitter, Facebook strictly prohibited “deceptive, false, or misleading” content in ads on the platform up until September of this year when they removed that wording from their ads policy.4. Then in late September, Facebook DELETED THIS PROHIBITION ON FALSE AND MISLEADING CONTENT.Facebook made no announcement of this change but acknowledged it when I brought upIt replaced it with a new provision saying items debunked by its fact-checkers were banned pic.twitter.com/o0vgbAp3oE— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 12, 2019 Also since October 2016, Facebook has had a “newsworthiness” exemption, allowing posts deemed newsworthy to be exempt from its community standards against hate speech or cruel and insensitive speech.
“We’re going to begin allowing more items that people find newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest—even if they might otherwise violate our standards, ” Facebook said at the time. .

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