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LOL! THE TWO FACEBOOK ADS BY RUSSIA THAT HELPED ‘SWAY THE 2016 ELECTION’

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(L-R) Colin Stretch, general counsel for Facebook; Sean Edgett, acting general counsel for Twitter; and Richard Salgado, director of law enforcement and information security at Google, are sworn in prior to testifying before Senate Judiciary Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee hearing on on "ways to combat and reduce the amount of Russian propaganda and extremist content online," on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

  • “For all its the emotional appeal, the idea that Russia was able to change the outcome of the presidential election with a $100,000 Facebook ad buy is absurd. If it were true, then every political consultant in the U.S. would be out of a job,” Richard Bennett, a tech advisor and one of the original creators of the WiFi system, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

 

( Daily Mail ) Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware shared two Russian-bought Facebook ads Tuesday during a congressional hearing on the foreign adversary’s attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

One post, published by a page called “Being Patriotic,” promoted an apparently phony event in Pennsylvania for “Miners for Trump” and advocated for coal-mining jobs. Another alleged that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a 69 percent disapproval rate among all veterans and detailed accusations related to the 2012 Benghazi attack and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

“This ad is nothing short of the Russian government directly interfering in our elections, lying to American citizens, duping folks who believe they are joining and supporting a group that is about veterans and based in Texas, when in fact it [was] paid for in rubles by Russians,” Coons said while addressing Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch. “Should Facebook be allowed to be a platform that foreign adversaries can use to run political ads, sir?”

“Senator, that advertisement has no place on Facebook and we are committed to preventing that sort of behavior from occurring again on our platform,” Stretch responded.

Read more: Here Are Two Of The Russian-Bought Facebook Ads That ‘Helped Sway The Election’

 

THE FAKE FACEBOOK RUSSIA HYSTERIA! HALF OF FACEBOOK ADS RAN AFTER ELECTION, 25% NEVER RAN AT ALL…BITTER LOSERS!

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign spent $1.2 Billion last year ( the biggest in US history )  and watch it went down in flames but the bitter losers from the left are looking for every excuse why they lost and we are supposed to believe Russia swayed the election with a couple Facebook ads.

Russia Today reported this week that half of the Facbook ads ran after the election and 25% of the ads never ran at all.

Via Russia Today:

More than half of the ‘Russian advertisements’ on Facebook that supposedly influenced the 2016 US elections actually appeared after the vote, the company has revealed. Nobody even saw one-quarter of the ads bought by “inauthentic accounts.”
In September, Facebook vowed to deliver Congress some 3,000 ads purchased between 2015 and 2017 and connected to 470 “inauthentic” accounts and pages, which, as it continues to say, “appear to have come from a Russian entity.”However, Moscow has blasted those allegations, while repeatedly stating that it had nothing to do with the 2016 vote.
“44% of total ad impressions [number of times ads were displayed] were before the US election on November 8, 2016; 56% were after the election,” the social media giant stated on Monday as it published some “facts” about “Russian ads.” 
However, over “25% of the ads were never shown to anyone,” the Monday ‘factsheet’ says, adding the posts have reached some 10 million users.

 

 

 

COLLUSION! FACEBOOK WANTED HILARY CLINTON TO WIN BADLY

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Collusion you say? Wikileaks Podesta emails show Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg both communicating with Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta during the presidential election.

In one email, Sandberg says she wanted Hillary to win “badly”.

Mark Zuckerberg also emailed John Podesta on August 7, 2015 “I enjoyed spending time with you yesterday…I look forward to continuing our conversation” (screenshot below) Read the full email here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFL TEAMS SEE DROP IN FACEBOOK FOLLOWINGS AFTER NATIONAL ANTHEM KNEE PROTEST

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Of the NFL’s 32 teams, 28 saw a marked drop in Facebook followings after taking a knee and boycotting national anthem last Sunday.

The three teams that did not take the field — the Pittsburgh Steelers (other than former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva), Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans — saw some of the most precipitous drops.

 

The Advocate reports :

If a Facebook “like” is currency, many NFL teams saw their stock drop over the past several days.

Of the NFL’s 32 teams, 28 saw a marked decrease in fan following on their team Facebook pages. The drop came after increased, leaguewide demonstrations during the national anthem in Week 3 prompted by several rebukes from President Donald Trump.

Many teams had players lock arms or raise their fists while the anthem was performed. One or more players on 18 different teams took a knee; players on five teams sat on the bench; three entire teams remained in the locker room.

In all, the audience among team Facebook pages decreased by 88,610, according to data compiled by Crowdtangle, a tool that tracks social media trends and analytics. All data is representative of figures accurate as of Sept. 26.

The three teams that did not take the field — the Pittsburgh Steelers (other than former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva), Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans — saw some of the most precipitous drops.

In the two days following the protests (Sept. 25 and 26), the Steelers lost a total of 17,400 followers, the most of any team, and the Seahawks’ total fell by 10,200. The Titans lost 4,100 followers, which represented the second highest percentage of their relative total of any team.

Read more: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_6b714690-a397-11e7-953b-0b40e1fb1d0b.html

 

 

RUSSIAN FIRM BOUGHT FACEBOOK ADS FOR HILLARY CLINTON AND BLACK LIVES MATTER DURING ELECTION

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Look at that! Russian firm bought more than 3,000 Facebook ads for Hillary Clinton, Black Lives Matter, Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein last 2016 election. Hey, witch hunt counsel Robert Mueller, why don’t you look this way for your Russian collusion?

Via Reddit The Donald

 

 

BERKELEY MAYOR IS MEMBER OF ANTIFA FACEBOOK GROUP CALLED BAMN – ANTIFA JESSE ARREGUIN?

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Originally posted at Breitbart by Tom Ciccotta.

Berkley Mayor Jesse Arreguin was revealed to be a member of the anti-fascist group, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), on Facebook. BAMN orchestrated the violence that shut down a scheduled lecture at UC Berkeley featuring Milo Yiannopoulos in early 2017. Arreguin is allegedly also friends with BAMN leader, Yvette Felarca, on Facebook.

They were also involved in the violent clashes earlier this month.

BAMN was investigated for engaging in terrorist activities in 2005 by the FBI. In 2009, the Department of Defense classified the group’s activities as “low-level terrorism.” In June 2016, BAMN led a violent counter-protest outside a white nationalist rally that resulted in ten people being hospitalized with stab wounds.

Often described as a “militant left-wing” activist group, BAMN frequently engages in violent forms of protests. A Berkeley newspaper noted in 2001 that the group was a front for an “an obscure Detroit-based Trotskyist political party called the Revolutionary Workers League.”

 

FACEBOOK TO BLOCK ‘FAKE NEWS’ PAGES, USES LEFT-WING SITES AS FACT-CHECKERS FOR FAKE NEWS

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  • Facebook third-party fact-checkers are all left-wing sites: ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes 
  • New policy combatting “false news” is by blocking Pages from advertising stories marked as false.
  • Facebook: “If a Page repeatedly shares stories that have been marked as false by third-party fact-checkers, they will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook …”

 

Daily Caller:

Facebook announced in a blog post Monday that the social media behemoth will update its approach to combatting “false news” by blocking Pages from advertising stories marked as false.

“This update will help to reduce the distribution of false news which will keep Pages that spread false news from making money. We’ve found instances of Pages using Facebook ads to build their audiences in order to distribute false news more broadly,” writes Facebook product managers Satwik Shukla and Tessa Lyons. “Now, if a Page repeatedly shares stories that have been marked as false by third-party fact-checkers, they will no longer be able to buy ads on Facebook …”

Prior to the new update, Facebook did not allow advertisers to run ads linked to stories that are marked false by “third-party fact-checking organizations.”

Facebook’s strategy to “fight the spread of false news” is threefold: Disrupt the economic incentives to create it, build new products to curb its proliferation, and help people make more informed decisions when encountering it.

Shortly after Election Day 2016, Facebook announced a crack down on “fake news” after reports surfaced that Russians were exploiting “American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy,” according to The Washington Post.

ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes are the third-party fact-checkers Facebook is referring to, according to a Fox News report in December 2016. Facebook’s announcement may raise questions as to their impartiality and methodology in determining exactly what is false news.

“False news is harmful to our community. It makes the world less informed and erodes trust” according to Shukla and Lyons. “Today’s update helps to disrupt the economic incentives and curb the spread of false news, which is another step towards building a more informed community on Facebook.”

 

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/28/facebook-updates-policy-to-combat-fake-news/