Over 300 Trump re-election campaign ads deleted from media platforms

dublinbay z6 (KS)

No reason given, but there are hints about what the possible problem was.

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"YouTube removed more than 300 ads for President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, saying that they violated the platform's policies, an investigation by CBS News' "60 Minutes" found.
However, it did not say what specific policies the ads had broken, "60 Minutes" reported.

In recent weeks, [FB] and [Utube] have been criticized for not removing a Trump campaign ad featuring falsehoods about Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden.

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"60 Minutes" said it was unable to establish if the adverts were removed because they contained false claims, copyright violations, or simply grammatical errors, noting that it found "very little transparency in the transparency report."

Google's report did, however, show that many of the adverts ran for several days before their removal, "60 Minutes" reported — suggesting that they likely already reached their target audience.

The report comes weeks after Facebook was criticized for refusing to remove a Trump campaign ad that contained falsehoods about Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden's reasons for seeking the removal of a Ukrainian official.

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Regardless, Trump . . . attacked Facebook when several far-right activists had their accounts wiped from the site, among them Alex Jones, who had called for violence against political opponents.

In response to conservative criticism of its policies, UTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told "60 Minutes": ". . . . Our systems, our algorithms, they don't have any concept of understanding what's a Democrat, what's a Republican. They don't have any concept of political bias built into them in any way."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/youtube-said-deleted-more-300-141345609.html

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Sounds like Trump's re-election campaign may be spreading lies about Biden on FB and UTube, doesn't it!

Are we surprised?

Let's hope the media platforms are reforming. Too much to hope for T's re-election campaign, I fear.

Kate

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Well, well, well. Here is my thread that refused to post 5 hours ago.

Suddenly, it resurrects--it's alive--it's here!

So what do you think about 300+ Trump campaign ads being deleted on social media--probably because they contained misleading info about Biden? Are FB and UTube truly reforming--or just pretending (letting them stay up long enough to make an impression and then deleting them)?

Kate

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Izzy Mn(4)

Maybe they didn't pay the bill to run the ads.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

It's true that Trump has a history of not paying his bills, so you might be on to something there, Izzy.

Kate

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dandyfopp

300 is a good start.

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Delilah66

Does trump have a FB account? If so I can only imagine the increase in executive time. He'll be posting his reading list to compete with President Obama. Winnie the Pooh; Debbie Does Dallas with Donnie; Ding Dong School; Frank-N-trump; Donald Duck Has His Ups and Downs....

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roxanna7

OMG, Delilah! Too funny. Still laughing. =)

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Probably goes over big among trumpsters, doesn't it, catkin! However, I've never seen such thing in real life anywhere--just in trumpster imagination.

Or do you mean that trumpster lies and misleading claims will not be allowed to go unchallenged?

Kate

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ubro(2a)

Free speech doesn't include slander and downright lies. Anyone who defends absolute lies with the cry of 'free speech' needs to do some serious self reflection.

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soupgirl53

300 is a good start. Continue as needed.

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