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Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:36 PM

Facebook executive says company was responsible for Trump's victory but warns against policy changes

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Longtime Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth said in a blunt internal post that the company’s advertising tools were crucial to the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and may help him win again but that executives must resist the temptation to make policy changes that would alter the course of legitimate political debate.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/01/07/facebook-exec-says-company-was-responsible-trumps-victory-warns-against-policy-changes/

So, in other words, the hell with fair and free elections.

Congress needs to drag them back into hearings to explain this cavalier attitude about our democracy and fair elections.
Their business model is more important than our elections?

This is an admission that the Netflix movie "The Great Hack" is true.

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FiveGoodMen Jan 2020 #1
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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:48 PM

1. "legitimate political debate"

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:53 PM

2. Sound like reasoning right out of Orwell's 1984.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:55 PM

3. Ignorance is Strength

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:04 PM

4. This really worries me about the 2020 election.

Does it make any difference who the Democrats nominate? Is there a 2016 type fix in for the 2020 election?

Right up to the polls closing in 2016 Hilary looked like the likely winner.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:06 PM

6. And we still don't know what kind of October Surprise they're going to pull this time

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:06 PM

5. Cambridge Analytica + Facebook + Julian Assange is a disaster waiting to happen.

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:16 PM

7. EXACTLY! But how do you get the powers to be to realize that the old polling etc. is outdated.

It's a new battlefield and you are right. Cambridge Analytica + Facebook + Julian Assange is a disaster waiting to happen!

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:57 PM

8. It already happened but how do you prevent it from happening again?

The 2016 election was a right wing coup orchestrated by a dangerous cult and egged on by social media. It's a dangerous cocktail. Thankfully most of the major players have been found out but we still have a long way to go to prevent it from happening again.

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