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    Facebook interfering in our political thinking.

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    papa_umau
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    Facebook interfering in our political thinking.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 15 May 2017, 11:38 am

    Britain's Political Parties Are Spending Millions on Voter Micro-Targeting

    Facebook is going all in on Britain's General Election next month. Not content with purveying over some 31 million Brits politically squabbling among themselves in the run up to June 8, Facebook has now employed ex-political campaigners from the UK's political parties to help campaign, target, and subvert users on the platform.

    This is according to The Guardian, to which Facebook confirmed it has employed staff "whose role it is to help politicians and governments make good use of Facebook".

    Of course, Facebook's no stranger to political intervention. The social network played a pivotal part in 2016's Brexit campaign alongside the Trump vs Clinton battle in the US.

    Get the full story from Motherboard HERE




    There you have it folks.

    Do you think that social networking platforms like Facebook etc' should interfere with the political freedoms of this country ?

    I certainly do not.


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    Re: Facebook interfering in our political thinking.

    Post by Gandhi on Thu 18 May 2017, 11:05 am

    Sorry but I think this is a non story for several reasons

    1 - FB is for those with a mental age that is not old enough to vote so any data is worhless
    2 - Advertising is OK including political, they do not have an agenda of their own, just who pays the bills
    3 - Nobody reads adverts on websites anyway

    Sorry but I think they are just looking to cause trouble

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    Re: Facebook interfering in our political thinking.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 18 May 2017, 11:14 am

    And I thought I was a cynic !

    I suppose 1.94 BILLION users are all imbeciles on Facebook ?

    I STILL say that social networking services should be banned from political engineering.


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    Re: Facebook interfering in our political thinking.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 18 May 2017, 11:27 am

    Yes, while Paps is a cynic you are right off the page.
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    Re: Facebook interfering in our political thinking.

    Post by Gandhi on Thu 18 May 2017, 1:25 pm

    So if Facebook says vote monster raving loony party, everyone will?

    I think not
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    Re: Facebook interfering in our political thinking.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 19 May 2017, 11:23 am

    People are influenced in how they think in many ways and this is just another way for this to happen.

    If they did not think they might have some effect they would not even try to do this.


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