The left has argued that the right has pushed fake social media ads for sometime. This comes after the left has called on Facebook to fact check any political ads on the site. In October, Facebook announced that it is not fact-checking ads, instead choosing to promote free speech. This was a devastating blow to those on the left.
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As you can see from the video, AOC was obviously frustrated that Facebook CEO would not agree to fact-checking Facebook posts and ads. As AOC says in the video, apparently the actions by Facebook allowed “catastrophic” issues with the 2016 election. AOC was very short with Zuckerberg, mostly because he would not give into her demands. Facebook did say it would not allow ads that would target voters in an attempt to cause voter suppression.
The issue comes back to who is a qualified fact-checker. The left would have you to believe that everything Donald Trump says is a lie. I mean, how else can you explain the 13,000+ running total that sites have and Democrats use to try to prove a point. Essentially, a conservative is a liar because they do not agree with Democrats.
Take for example this story at Bloomberg Businessweek. This story suggests that Republicans ran false storylines following the breaking of the Ukraine story. The ad cited, was one by the RNC that said “Democrats want to impeach him” referring to Trump. The left considers this a lie, but it’s actually true. Democrats have publicly said they are only concerned with impeaching Trump. Yet, quoting their statements is a lie?
So the Democrats new plan? Establish companies that look like real news organizations that are simply designed to try to win an election for Democrats. I thought the main stream media was already doing this for Democrats, but apparently it is not enough. The new organization is targeting swing state voters that could potentially push the elections to Democrats.
The organization will promote news stories with facts that favor Democrats. In addition, the organization will purchase ads targeting these voters to contrast work of Republicans. In the article, McGowan is said to be targeting anything except educated white voters. This would include African-Americans, working mothers, LGBTQ, students and ex-felons. You know, those special interest groups that Democrats always talk about.
So Democrats say if we cannot suppress the ads on Facebook, we’ll just spin more fake news to the masses. Democrats have wanted to mimic Trump’s success on social media. Now, it seems they are willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. Even if it means truly lying on social media. So, what else is new?
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