POLITICS 07/23/2018 02:39 am ET Updated 2 hours ago Posts were an apparent violation of domestic anti-propaganda laws. By Mary Papenfuss The U.S. government-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty took out several Facebook ads this month targeting American readers in apparent violation of a domestic anti-propaganda law, according to a Syracuse University professor. Associate professor of communication Jennifer Grygiel discovered a series of sponsored ads aimed at U.S. users that ran on the Facebook page of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. They weren’t labeled as political ads by Facebook, nor tracked as such, said Grygiel. They were marked simply “RFE/RL sponsored,” and RFE/RL was identified as a “media/news company.” They included human-interest stories about Russians. One ad involved a graphic about NATO’s popularity posted two days after Donald Trump demanded at a heated summit in Brussels that NATO … [Read more...] about U.S.-Funded Radio Free Europe Aimed Stealth Facebook Ads At Americans: Report
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By Casey Tolan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 20, 2018 at 9:00 am | UPDATED: July 20, 2018 at 9:01 am Sen. Kamala Harris is spending more money on Facebook ads than any other U.S. Senator or potential Democratic presidential candidate, helping her grow a digital presence that would be a big asset if she decides to run for the White House. Over a two-month snapshot from early May through early July, Harris’ ads on Facebook have been viewed at least 7.8 million times, and her campaign has spent at least $134,500 on the platform, according to data from a recent New York University study provided to the Bay Area News Group. That’s a larger sum than any U.S. politician other than President Trump and Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who’s running for Senate. The largess has helped massively expand Harris’ donor base, transforming her from a more traditional Hillary Clinton-like politician raising large chunks of money … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris leads potential 2020 Democratic contenders in Facebook ad spending
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByKevin Roose July 3, 2018 Even before President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee is announced, a fight over the choice is raging on social media. In the days since Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said he would retire, partisan groups have turned to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks with political ads. Some of the ads urge voters to pressure their senators to block or speed the confirmation process for Mr. Trump’s eventual nominee. Others oppose allowing specific jurists to fill the vacant seat. Judicial Crisis Network, an organization that promotes conservative judicial nominees, announced last week that it would spend more than $1 million to support Mr. Trump’s nominee. So far, the group has spent as much as $140,000 on a series of nearly two dozen Facebook ads. Many of the Facebook ads … [Read more...] about Facebook Ads Offer Peek at Looming Supreme Court Fight
Twitter on Thursday made it easier for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them after a threat of government regulation over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social media. The microblogging site launched “Ads Transparency Center” to allow anyone to view ads that have been put on Twitter, with greater transparency about federal election campaign ads. The tool follows Twitter’s recently launched political campaign ads policy and a similar move by Facebook, which started a searchable archive of political ads last month. The center gives users access to details such as demographic targeting data for the ads from political advertisers, along with billing information, ad spending and impression data per tweet. “We are making it clearer than ever who is advertising federal political campaign content on Twitter,” Twitter said in a blog post. The transparency center will include all advertisers on Twitter globally, but at … [Read more...] about Twitter launches ‘transparency center’ for political ads