There is an item in this morning’s MIT email thingie that asserts that Faceberg has announced that users of his platform will be able to opt-out of political ads.
Facebook is going to let US voters opt out of seeing political ads in their feed
The news: Facebook has announced that people will soon be able to opt out of seeing political adverts on its platform. It will start giving a small group of US users the ability to hide adverts from candidates or political action committees in their Facebook or Instagram feeds before expanding it to all US users and several other countries in the coming weeks. In an op-ed in USA Today, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said users will still be reminded to vote, and the company aims to help 4 million people register.
Are you seeing what I’m seeing? Facebook is trying to respond to one of the biggest criticisms it’s faced in recent years, including from the Biden presidential campaign—that it exempts political adverts from its fact-checking program, thus letting politicians lie without consequence on its platform. Letting users opt out doesn’t change that. Read the full story.
I have not found anything that confirms the MIT story that an opt-out is in the offering.
That said, Hell musta done froze-over! I’m agreeing with Morning Joe:
Hat tip: Crooks & Liars, who have a full write-up on it. Please go there.