Boycott Facebook every Thursday to end fake political ads
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The UK election, On Thursday 12th December has just been win by a party 88% of whose ads on Facebook were misleading https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/10/investigation-finds-88-tory-ads-misleading-compared-0-labour-11651802/. There is huge evidence that lies in political advertising helped cause Brexit and allowed Trump to victory. Democracy dies while liars triumph.
Facebook is publishing lies for profit. Thanks s is simply shameless. It would be against advertising standards to claim a rival burger had a higher amount of fat than in reality - why is it ok to lie about political opponents? https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy/up-next?language=en
Ultimately Mark, you created a hugely powerful tool but how do you want to be remembered? As as man who brought people together? Or a man who helped usher in a new era of facism and the death of our democratic process?