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Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

Here’s how easy it is for anyone to use Facebook like Russian actors did

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It only takes about five minutes to buy a Facebook ad with a link to a fake anti-Muslim story and aim it at residents of a Michigan electoral battleground county whom the social network’s algorithms perceive to be “very conservative.”

This capability is at the heart of an ongoing controversy around revelations that a Russian troll farm gamed Facebook’s ad targeting apparatus with exactly these sorts of purchases. Facebook has admitted that it sold 3,000 ads to entities aligned with the…

How to use Facebook like a Russian political troll

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It only takes about five minutes to buy a Facebook ad with a link to a fake anti-Muslim story and aim it at residents of a Michigan electoral battleground county whom the social network’s algorithms perceive to be “very conservative.”

This capability is at the heart of an ongoing controversy around revelations that a Russian troll farm gamed Facebook’s ad targeting apparatus with exactly these sorts of purchases. Facebook has admitted that it sold 3,000 ads to entities aligned with the…

Facebook’s ad targeting tools could be a valuable supplement to census data

Facebook’s targeted ads on Google want to talk about Russia’s targeted ads on Facebook

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Search anything related to Facebook and Russia on Google, and the top result will be an ad from the social network.

Facebook seems to have taken out search ads on Google targeted at those terms in an bid to shape the narrative around the ongoing controversy over its platform’s role in Russian political subversion campaigns.

“We take trust seriously,” the headline text of the ads reads, followed by the sub-head: “We will…

Facebook’s targeted ads on Google want to talk about Russia’s targeted ads on Facebook

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Search anything related to Facebook and Russia on Google, and the top result will be an ad from the social network.

Facebook seems to have taken out search ads on Google targeted at those terms in an bid to shape the narrative around the ongoing controversy over its platform’s role in Russian political subversion campaigns.

“We take trust seriously,” the headline text of the ads reads, followed by the sub-head: “We will…

Facebook’s targeted ads on Google want to talk about Russia’s targeted ads on Facebook

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Search anything related to Facebook and Russia on Google, and the top result will be an ad from the social network.

Facebook seems to have taken out search ads on Google targeted at those terms in an bid to shape the narrative around the ongoing controversy over its platform’s role in Russian political subversion campaigns.

“We take trust seriously,” the headline text of the ads reads, followed by the sub-head: “We will…

Lola Ogunyemi, the model in Dove’s ‘racist’ ad, speaks out

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On Saturday, Dove apologized for a body wash advertisement that many on social media perceived as racist. Now, the model featured in the ad has weighed in with a more complicated perspective on the story.

In an op-ed in The Guardian, model Lola Ogunyemi expressed her dismay that she’d become “the unwitting poster child for racist advertising.”