Twitter, Facebook and Political Ads

An interesting developing story that demonstrates how #values and #MissionStatement impact on short and long term policies of two internet giants, Twitter and Facebook.

The issue:

The spread of fake news and disinformation on social media.

Background: Facebook has declared that it will take steps to either remove accounts that it believes spread disinformation or demote those accounts across its network, unless the disinformation is contained within paid Ads by political parties.

This has opened Facebook to accusations of hypocrisy and greed.
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