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Why Am I Seeing This? Interesting Facebook Ads From Our Political Ad Collector

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And speaking of our vulnerabilities (in plain sight), ProPublica notes:

These ads are collected from participants in our Political Ad Collector project. If you want to help us by submitting the ads you see to our collection, join the project. It’s easy.

We’ll be updating this list as we find other interesting ads.


What Facebook Political Ad Algorithms Don’t Catch #

Sen. Kamala Harris bought ads in states across the country opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Normally, an ad like the ones Harris ran would be considered “political” by Facebook’s definition, as it “advocates for or against an issue of national importance.”

But Facebook’s political ad archive, launched in May, hasn’t been catching all such ads. For instance, the ad pictured here is not included. See how it lacks the “Paid for by Kamala Harris for Senate” line? . . .

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Written by Leisureguy

8 October 2018 at 1:30 pm

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