Posted in Arizona Dirty Tricks Politics

Facebook let pro-Trump group pose as leftists to split Democratic vote

Republican Troll Farm in Phoenix “This is a story about Facebook, the FEC, and broken systems,” said a former Facebook employee. “Now it’s time for the FEC to prove that perverting justice has consequences.” by Julia…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations Journalism News

Facebook attempts to shut down research exposing ‘political disinformation’ in ad practices, watchdog fights back

“Rather than combat the rampant disinformation and hate on its platform, Facebook has decided to go after the people who are helping voters understand who is trying to influence their votes.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations News

Justice Department sues Google in antitrust case

The filing, announced Tuesday morning, accuses the tech giant of violating law to stifle competition. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 This is a developing story and may be updated. The U.S. Justice Department…

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Posted in Health Insurance Misleading advertising News Pro Publica

“Trumpcare” does not exist. Nevertheless Facebook and Google cash in on misleading ads for “garbage” health insurance.

The thousands of “Trumpcare” ads Facebook and Google have published show that the shadowy “lead generation” economy has a happy home on the platforms — and even big names like UnitedHealthcare take part. by Jeremy B….

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Posted in Columns Social Media Wade Rathke

Boycott Facebook

by Wade Rathke Little Rock   The old saying that “arrogance comes before the fall,” doesn’t set the clock on when it happens, just the inevitability. Facebook, the social media giant and communication hub for the…

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The Trump campaign used symbols similar to these found on concentration camp uniforms in an ad about the president's political opponents. (Image: Bend the Arc: Jewish Action)
Posted in Black Lives Matter Common Dreams News Racism

Facebook removes Trump ads using Nazi Concentration Camp symbol used to signify political prisoners

‘Their Masks Are Off’ “Nazis used the red triangle to mark political prisoners and dissidents, and now Trump and the RNC are using it to smear millions of people protesting racist police violence.” by Eoin Higgins,…

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Posted in Columns Social Justice Wade Rathke

Facebook has no moral compass

Little Rock   While America burns, Trump inflames and divides, Facebook vacillates and postures. Mark Zuckerberg and his number two executive Sheryl Sandberg seem to have no moral compass at all. Facebook once was a semi-harmless…

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