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Politics Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it'

10:05  18 october  2019
10:05  18 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Warren runs a false Facebook ad to protest false Facebook ads

  Warren runs a false Facebook ad to protest false Facebook ads Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren isn't happy about Facebook's policy that exempts politicians' posts from fact-checking."Breaking news: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election," reads the ad, which Warren also tweeted out Saturday. The ad immediately corrects itself but says it's making a point. "What Zuckerberg *has* done is given Trump free rein to lie on his platform," it says, "and then pay Facebook gobs of money to push out their lies to American voters.

" Facebook already helped elect Donald Trump once through negligence. Now, they've changed their policy so they can profit from lies to the American Progressives, like Warren , have warned that Facebook could easily be leveraged to help Republicans win re -election. A long-running argument by

“ Facebook already helped elect Donald Trump once. Now, they’ re deliberately allowing a candidate to intentionally lie to the American people. Goodman said Facebook will be “condemned” no matter what it does, even though it “doesn’t want to be the arbiter and doesn’t want to take sides in these

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday over a speech he made that day at Georgetown University, alleging that the social media founder's comments show "how unprepared Facebook is to handle the 2020 election." The presidential candidate also stated that Facebook was posting political ads with misinformation to turn a large profit.

Elizabeth Warren, Mark Zuckerberg are posing for a picture: Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it'© Getty Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it'

"Mark Zuckerberg's speech today shows how little he learned from 2016, and how unprepared Facebook is to handle the 2020 election," Warren tweeted.

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Elizabeth Warren runs 'false' Facebook ad claiming Mark Zuckerberg endorses Donald Trump - as she protests Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted Facebook after it refused to take down a Trump campaign 'You' re probably shocked, and you might be thinking , 'how could this possibly be true?'

"Facebook had a policy that didn't permit misinformation in any ads. Facebook built relationships with independent fact-checkers, so they weren't the sole deciders of what was or wasn't a lie. But Facebook undermined those relationships and excluded political ads from that policy," she continued.

"Here's the thing, Mark. Trump isn't just posting a lie on his own page for his own followers. Facebook is accepting millions of dollars from Trump to run political ads, including ones with misinformation and outright lies. Ads that TV stations won't even run," Warren added to the thread.

"Facebook is actively helping Trump spread lies and misinformation. Facebook already helped elect Donald Trump once. They might do it again-and profit off of it," she continued.

Warren has been a vocal critic of Facebook's rules on political ads. Over the weekend, her presidential campaign purposefully ran an ad promoting a false claim that Zuckerberg endorsed President Trump, pointing out that the company faces challenges in restricting misinformation on the site.

"Breaking news: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election," Warren's campaign wrote in the Facebook advertisement, which featured a picture of President Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shaking hands. "You're probably shocked, and you might be thinking, 'How could this possibly be true?' "

"Well, it's not," the advertisement reads. "But what Zuckerberg *has* done is given Donald Trump free rein to lie on his platform - and then to pay Facebook gobs of money to push out their lies to American voters."

But Zuckerberg has defended Facebook's controversial decision to allow politicians to post ads with misleading or false claims, saying it is "something we have to live with."

O'Rourke accuses Warren of being 'punitive' in proposals

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Last week, Facebook said it had changed its advertising policies to exempt politicians and political parties from rules banning misinformation. Charlie Warzel argues in the New York Times that given the Trump campaign’s propensity for telling outrageous lies, Facebook ’s policy is a de facto thumb

"People worry, and I worry deeply, too, about an erosion of truth," Zuckerberg told The Washington Post before a speech at Georgetown University. "At the same time, I don't think people want to live in a world where you can only say things that tech companies decide are 100 percent true. And I think that those tensions are something we have to live with."

He continued to defend the policy during the speech, saying that the company had considered banning all political ads, but they rejected that approach because they can be "an important part of voice."

"Political ads on Facebook are more transparent than anywhere else," Zuckerberg said. "We don't factcheck political ads ... because we believe people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying."

"I know many people disagree, but in general I don't think it's right for a private company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy. And we are not an outlier here."

Facebook also came under fire after Trump's reelection campaign released an advertisement accusing former Vice President Joe Biden, without evidence, of using his office to pressure Ukrainian officials to end an investigation into a company on which his son, Hunter Biden, sat on the board. No evidence has suggested this accusation is true.

Mark Zuckerberg on lies in political ads: ‘I don’t think it’s right for a private company to censor politicians’

  Mark Zuckerberg on lies in political ads: ‘I don’t think it’s right for a private company to censor politicians’ Facebook’s CEO rallies people around the First AmendmentZuckerberg’s speech, which amounted to a rallying cry for the First Amendment during a time when speech rights are under siege globally, acknowledged the fact that Facebook profits off misinformation — but said that’s not why the company decided to allow inaccurate ads to remain on the platform:

Warren has sworn off taking part in big money fundraisers for the 2020 presidential primary. She has also promised to not take donations from special interest groups. It would be like shutting down their industry," an executive at one of the nation's largest banks told CNBC, also speaking on condition of

When it comes to campaign ads on Facebook , you can lie or be racist—but don’t you dare cuss or stick a button President Donald Trump ’s re -election bid just got a stamp of approval from Facebook and its “They gladly profit off of these proven falsehoods, no matter the cost to our national discourse.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pushes back against claims of conservative censorship .
Zuckerberg says Facebook wants to be a "platform for all ideas."In an interview with Fox News aired Friday, Zuckerberg said he hasn't seen enough evidence that Silicon Valley was biased against conservative voices.

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