Skip to comments.Zuckerberg’s power to hurt Trump
Posted on 11/02/2019 7:31:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Top Republicans are privately worried about a new threat to President Trumps campaign: the possibility of Facebook pulling a Twitter and banning political ads.
Why it matters: Facebook says it won't, but future regulatory pressure could change that. If Facebook were to ban or even limit ads, it could upend Trumps fundraising and re-election plan, GOP officials tell Axios.
Trump relies heavily much more so than Democrats on targeted Facebook ads to shape views and raise money. Red flag: Kara Swisher, of Recode, the super plugged-in tech writer, predicted on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that Mark Zuckerberg will ultimately buckle on allowing demonstrably false political adds on Facebook: "He's going to change his mind 100% ... [H]e's done it before."
Twitter this week announced a ban on political and advocacy ads. ("Platforms give pols a free pass to lie," by Scott Rosenberg)
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale ridiculed the decision ("yet another attempt by the left to silence Trump and conservatives"), signaling the wicked backlash that would hit Zuckerberg.
(Excerpt) Read more at axios.com ...
This was part of the reason Clinton was very confident she would win and the left is furious. The collusion/fix was in by “Big Tech”. They will have the attitude to not fail again in 2020.
Don't forget voters in the middle.
Sorry but when is the last time Fakebook or Shitter influenced you to do something? Fake “likes”! Fake mass hysterical masses created by 10 people. Sorry but social media has run its course IMO.
So let the Zuck do something.
Sometimes judges are unpredictable.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Haw.) recently sued Google for temporarily suspending her campaigns Google Ads account after her appearance in last months Democratic presidential debate, when she was one of Googles most-searched candidates....In response, Google spokesperson Riva Sciuto stated that Google offers its advertising services to campaigns without bias toward any party or political ideology. She said one of Googles automated systems triggered a suspension of Ms. Gabbards account but did not provide a specific reason for the suspension or exclude the possibility that human agency was involved.
TRUMP can just setup a webpage to get people to donate!
Facebook is NOT going to make or break TRUMP
Come where and post? Still makes no sense.
Private companies can censure and ban all they want to. Free speech per the Constitution involves only government.
Trump does need those venues.
If face book can't run adds no-one should run adds. NO-ONE
Rallies draw in his supporters. Yes, the reporting helps, but there are many folks who don’t watch news at all. Many viewers just tune in to Housewives and America’s Got Talent.
Adds are for the inattentive “independents”.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers! A vote is a vote no mater where it comes from.
Would all candidates lose their ads?
Would losing ads there hurt Trump, at this point?
Who here is part of active grassroots Trump campaigning?
And who gets to decide which is true and which is false? They will simply deem anything pro-GOP as false and everything demoncraps squat out adjudged as true.
FB and Google and Twitter and others are utilities and need to be regulated as utilities. Amazon too.
Some would call that preaching to the choir.
The Trump campaign can send out mass texts. I once read that that is the goal of new technology. Facebook will be obsolete.
Businesses can be sued civilly and (though rarely) prosecuted for criminally violating civil rights.
Corporations Have Paid Out at Least $2.7 Billion in Civil-Rights and Labor Lawsuits Since 2000
Big Tech can be sued for systematically firing those who have religious and conservative political beliefs in their workplace AND systematically oppressing them on the platform.
Facebook has 2 billion members. One study said their throttling of conservative content, censorship of conservative members and injection of liberal political content into the stream swung the election by 1-2 points. That’s often the margin for victory.
They are so BIG that their corporate policies and systemic oppression of specific viewpoints DOES affect outcomes.
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