Okay everyone, let’s take a knee. Or sit “Indian” style if you prefer. Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement regards “political” advertising on Facebook, after it was revealed potential “Russian actors” may have purchased ads to influence the election. But this is Facebook. Which has actively targeted conservatives (including this very website) in the past. So pardon us if we’re a little wary when the Zuck starts mucking about with the numbers.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that he plans to bring the company’s advertising tools to a “higher standard of transparency.”
“When someone buys political ads on TV or other media, they’re required by law to disclose who paid for them. But you still don’t know if you’re seeing the same messages as everyone else,” Zuckerberg said during a live stream on the social platform Thursday.
Okay, fair point. Usually after an ad you hear “I’m Ted Cruz, and I totally approve of this Office Space parody ad bashing Hillary Clinton as a pernicious tornado of suck, because boo-yah bitches.”
I may have embellished there a tad.
“Not only will you have to disclose which page paid for an ad, but we will also make it so you can visit an advertiser’s page and see the ads they’re currently running to any audience on Facebook,” Zuckerberg continued, noting that the new feature will be rolled out within the next several months.
The Facebook CEO also announced other measures the company would be taking to prevent foreign actors from using its platform to potentially influence political elections, including strengthening its review process for political ads, increasing its election security staff and sharing information with other social media companies.
Ah, see herein lies the “ambiguous word” rub. What does “strengthening its review process for political ads” mean? How is Mister Zuckermiester Weiner defining “political ads”? And who, pray tell, will be added to the “election security staff” if not more Marxist fanboys rocking the Che Guevara shirts as they rake in fat stacks from the book of faces?
Also, what “information” is being shared with what other “social media companies”? ‘Cause that seems like a great way to lock out conservative voices across multiple platforms.
You may think we’re being paranoid by posing such questions. But no, we’re not. Try some of these stories on for size:
- YouTube/Facebook Censor Black Blogger for Having Wrong Opinion
- Gearing Up for 2020? Mark Zuckerberg Debates Immigration with Facebook Users
- Facebook Purges THOUSANDS of Accounts. Right Before the German Election
- Facebook Deletes Tens of Thousands of Posts for “Hate Speech” Hires More Snowflakes
- German Police Raid Homes of People Suspected of Facebook Hate Speech
- Facebook, Twitter MASSIVELY Increase Hate Speech Removal to Meet EU Demands
- And of course: Facebook Admits to Censoring Conservative Websites
It’s not paranoia if they’re out to get you.