Facebook has seemed to back down from its threat to shut down an NYU project that is tracking how political ads were targeted.
Facebook told VICE News that previous ads run on the platform were approved in error.
Facebook had four years to get ready for this election. It failed.
The campaign ads targeting voters in swing states have already racked up tens of thousands of impressions.
“Facebook is profiting off of medical and political misinformation.”
A new study found that 54 percent of anti-vaccine ads came from just two major anti-vax groups. Meanwhile, Facebook's efforts to regulate "political" ads have led them to remove scientifically accurate, pro-vaccine posts.
Ads for cashier positions in supermarkets reached an 85% female audience, and ads for positions in taxi companies reached a 75% Black audience.
The DHS ads are a test case for Facebook’s new policies.
Facebook’s not just changing the course of American presidential history, it’s also being used by T-shirt companies to make very customized, very targeted, and very corny T-shirts.
It’s not your data that Facebook is selling; it’s your attention.
The announcement comes just one week before Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify in front of Congress.
The World Economic Forum used to be so much fun for Silicon Valley