Facebook Fails To Prevent PACs From Lying In Ads

Facebook has had nearly four years since the tumultuous 2016 election cycle, when fake news ran rampant on the service, to come up with new policies on political advertising.

Yet today, just five weeks before the next presidential election, Facebook is still allowing groups to spread incorrect information about candidates …

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  1. Joel Rubinson from Rubinson Partners, Inc., September 25, 2020 at 8:07 a.m.

     There is a fine line between fact-checking and censorship and I am in favor of facebook erring on the side of not becoming censors for political correctness.  In this particular case, the Washington Post agrees that Biden supports free healthcare for undocumented immigrants so fact-checking is certainly not an objective science.

  2. Tom Tyler from GCTVTexas, September 25, 2020 at 2:08 p.m.

    Lolol! What a laugh! Avaaz is a group of absolutely ~rabid~ Trump-hating "progressives". And it looks like they have quite literally lied about the fact that Biden supports free healthcare and free tutition for illegal aliens.  
    Once again, social media has absolutely ~no business~ censoring political expression, in fact section 230 can easily be legally interpreted to forbid such censorship via legislative intent.

    I think it's time to force First Amendment standards onto the social media oliogarchy. 

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