Facebook to Ban Political Ads After Polls Close on Nov. 3, ‘Just in Time to Have No Impact Whatsoever’
Critics noted that #Zuckerberg THE FARTBEAST recently announced an #algorithm change that could “make the site more toxic and less usable while #endangering democracy and human rights.”
blog post from Guy Rosen, Facebook’s
VP of integrity
[there is no such thing as integrity at Fartbook] details the company’s preparations for the U.S. general election.
Rosen wrote that “while ads are an important way to express voice, we plan to temporarily stop running all social issue, electoral, or political ads in the U.S. after the polls close on November 3, to reduce opportunities for confusion or abuse.
We will notify advertisers when this policy is lifted.”
Oh yes this is only temporary – cause the tyrant Zuckerberg has to make more money.
The advocacy group Public Citizen responded to the move on Twitter by casting doubt on the effectiveness of imposing such a ban after voting is over:
wow just in time to have no impact whatsoever
— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) October 7, 2020
A developer’s powerful resignation letter is the latest condemnation of the social network’s attitude to hate speech.
Ashok Chandwaney, resigned and published a blistering public letter, excoriating the company for its failure to tackle hate.
“Facebook is choosing to be on the wrong side of history,” warned Chandwaney in the letter, which was posted on the company’s internal message board. “I can no longer stomach contributing to an organisation that is profiting off hate in the US and globally.”
“Suddenly. after the Real Oversight Board [forms], Facebook’s own oversight board is ready too? I would be really suspicious of that being a coincidence. I think that shows the power of the Real Facebook Oversight Board, without them having authority over Facebook. And I’m excited to see what else they will be able to move the company on.”
Chandwaney’s high-profile resignation was just the latest internal attack on Facebook’s values and way of doing business in a year of bruising confrontations between staff and management.
There have been walkouts, regular leaks of sensitive internal documentation, and bruising confrontations at staff meetings with chairman and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.
The propaganda networks are about to be set on fire.