Over 300 Trump re-election campaign ads deleted from media platforms
No reason given, but there are hints about what the possible problem was.
"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."
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.