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Techdirt Podcast Episode 139: How Scandalous Are Facebook's Ad Scandals?

from the and-what-can-be-done? dept

Facebook is under a lot of scrutiny these days over its advertising and content moderation systems, especially since the high-profile revelation of Russia-backed ads during the election. But are things being blown out of proportion? And what, exactly, is to be done? This week we dig in to Facebook's ongoing advertising scandals, and debate what they really mean.

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    Anonymous Coward, 11 Oct 2017 @ 12:21pm

    here you do not seem to have talked about the Russian factor buying or managing to buy through a third party, was it not known during recording of the discussion?

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    Matt Wilson (profile), 20 Oct 2017 @ 6:40pm

    Random though about regulation

    Do Americans want Facebook/Google/Twitter to become private arms of the Intelligence Community?

    They're resisting it (at least publicly), but if you want them to respond intelligently to coordinated disinformation campaigns then should they coordinate with the FBI and CIA as well?

    I don't know the answer. In wartime, I have absolutely no doubt that British or Australian companies (and probably quite a few American companies) wouldn't hesitate.

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