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Today Gizmodo reported that Facebook actually tested their new video ad formats using advertisements that promote “hate.” In the example cited, it was anti-Muslim. It could have been anti-anything – we know they are just a soulless and spineless machine focused on the chase of the dollar. At MeWe, we believe in democracy, privacy, and freedom, and we believe social media sites should not allow hateful content, never mind promote hateful advertising!!
At MeWe, we want everyone to enjoy their opinions, that is what makes our great democracy work so well! And we want everyone to feel safe. So we have very clear rules – our Terms of Service specifically prohibits hateful content – here is what it says: “You may NOT: Post content that is hateful, threatening, harmful, incites violence; or contains graphic or gratuitous violence. . . “
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According to Gizmodo:
“It’s important that Facebook is a place where people with different views can share their ideas,” wrote Mark Zuckerberg following the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. “But when someone tries to silence others or attacks them based on who they are or what they believe, that hurts us all and is unacceptable.” That tender sentiment, however, apparently didn’t stop the tech giant from using an anti-Muslim ad as a guinea pig for its new video formats during the final weeks of last year’s election.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Facebook offered its expertise to the rightwing advocacy group Secure America Now to help enhance the reach of its “anti-refugee” campaign in swing states. One of these efforts allegedly included testing out its then-new vertical video format. Working with Harris Media, a digital public affairs firm, Facebook reportedly designed a case study for different formats using an anti-Islam video titled “Are We Safe?”
The ad juxtaposes the face of a young girl with stark black-and-white photos of Muslims who have carried out terror attacks in America. While the video’s description on YouTube touts the importance of strengthening our weakened “national security,” two of the four attackers shown are American-born. According to its site, Secure America Now was formed to protest the Ground Zero Mosque.
Twelve different versions of the ad were rolled out, Bloomberg said. Facebook then surveyed users to see which format they liked best.
“Facebook has said that it doesn’t want to influence voters, but that directly contradicts its own marketing efforts,” Gizmodo added. “A page by Facebook detailing Senator Patrick Toomey’s ad campaign on the site, for instance, is titled’“The best content to influence voters.’ We have reached out to Facebook, Harris Media, and Secure America Now for comment and will update this post if and when we hear back.”
(Editor’s note: This report is especially interesting, given Facebook’s treatment of those opposed to militant jihad, as Adina Kutnicki and I point out in our book, Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad.)
While we agree on many of Mark Weinstein’s points, one thing that continually stands out is that the United States is not and never has been a “democracy.” We are a representative republic. It’s not just the Democrats who make the mistake, although it is predominantly an intentional Liberal snafu; many conservatives think we are a democracy as well. Apparently the entire country is in need of remedial education on this issue. After all, most of us (excluding perhaps millennials) had to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in grade school and as far as into high school in many areas. We pledge allegiance to a Republic, NOT a Democracy.
Conservative Americans are joining MeWe in droves because of Facebook’s censorship. The social network works just as well with any mobile device as it does with a laptop or desktop personal computer. It takes all of 30 seconds (if that long) to sign up using a mobile device. Perhaps you should sign up as well?
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