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Technology Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test its fact checking

20:30  27 october  2019
20:30  27 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Facebook 's stance on truth in political ads has been put to the test . The social media giant has removed a 'stunt' ad from a Political Action A company spokesman told Reuters that the ad was eligible for a fact - checking review since it came from a political action group rather than a politician.

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Facebook's stance on truth in political ads has been put to the test. The social media giant has removed a 'stunt' ad from a Political Action Committee, the Really Online Lefty League, that falsely claimed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported the Green New Deal proposed by some Democrats. A company spokesman told Reuters that the ad was eligible for a fact-checking review since it came from a political action group rather than a politician.

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The ad was prompted by a line of questioning from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who asked Mark Zuckerberg at an October 23rd House hearing if Facebook would let her get away with posting a misleading ad about Graham.

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Facebook will, it seems, only put its thumb on the scale for a candidate or campaign when paid to do so It has always made commercial sense for Facebook to refuse to be the regulator for political The persuasion of societies happens through multivariate testing of messages, whether buying bed

A Facebook fact - checker will propose a possible solution to the company's false ad debacle. New York (CNN Business) One of the companies that Facebook hired to fact - check posts on its platform Facebook 's current policy is to not fact - check political ads run by elected officials and candidates.

The takedown suggests that Facebook is consistent in its approach to truthful ads. However, it also underscores the controversy over its refusal to block demonstrably false ads from politicians. It may not want to fuel accusations of bias, or wade into the debate over what constitutes a lie. At the same time, critics have argued that this hands-off approach isn't really neutral. It reportedly favors those candidates most willing to lie, since they can cheat without being held to account like they would with TV ads. In this view, Facebook is content to let misinformation spread so long as it comes from certain sources.

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