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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:18 AM

And Another Reason To Hate Facebook......

Tracking algorithms, unwanted facial recognition, selling your information, oh, and that little thing about helping the Russians target American voters with fake news stories-along with all the other weird human behavior Facebook encourages (excuse me a second whilst I post this picture of the epic toast I had for breakfast). As if that isn't enough to prove that Facebook is an element of the end of civilized society, we now find that they will allow anyone to target any group with advertising, as long as you pay....Jew haters? How to burn the Jews? History of why the Jews ruin the world? Yes, that's my target audience. The fact that Facebook allows people to identify themselves with these characteristics and interests in order for them to BE targeted speaks volumes.

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.

Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the world’s largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of “Jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’”

To test if these ad categories were real, we paid $30 to target those groups with three “promoted posts” — in which a ProPublica article or post was displayed in their news feeds. Facebook approved all three ads within 15 minutes.

After we contacted Facebook, it removed the anti-Semitic categories — which were created by an algorithm rather than by people — and said it would explore ways to fix the problem, such as limiting the number of categories available or scrutinizing them before they are displayed to buyers.

“There are times where content is surfaced on our platform that violates our standards,” said Rob Leathern, product management director at Facebook. “In this case, we’ve removed the associated targeting fields in question. We know we have more work to do, so we’re also building new guardrails in our product and review processes to prevent other issues like this from happening in the future.”

Facebook’s advertising has become a focus of national attention since it disclosed last week that it had discovered $100,000 worth of ads placed during the 2016 presidential election season by “inauthentic” accounts that appeared to be affiliated with Russia.


Read the rest here: https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-enabled-advertisers-to-reach-jew-haters

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Reply And Another Reason To Hate Facebook...... (Original post)
Laxman Sep 2017 OP
Dread Pirate Roberts Sep 2017 #1
dalton99a Sep 2017 #2
Laxman Sep 2017 #3
gilligan Sep 2017 #4
FailureToCommunicate Sep 2017 #5
keithbvadu2 Sep 2017 #6
forgotmylogin Sep 2017 #7
dalton99a Sep 2017 #8
malaise Sep 2017 #9
Laxman Sep 2017 #11
malaise Sep 2017 #12
Bengus81 Sep 2017 #10
Laxman Sep 2017 #13
Laxman Sep 2017 #14

Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:42 AM

1. This really gives me an optimistic view of the future

Your audience selection is great! That's a nice touch. Potential audience size 108,000 people. Who are these people?

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:00 AM

2. Facebook's Offensive Ad Targeting Options Go Far Beyond "Jew Haters"

It took Facebook’s system just one minute to give the green light to an ad targeting these options:



http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/09/14/facebook_let_advertisers_target_jew_haters_it_doesn_t_end_there.html
Facebook’s Offensive Ad Targeting Options Go Far Beyond “Jew Haters”
By Will Oremus and Bill Carey
Sept. 14 2017 6:33 PM

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:35 AM

3. We Probably Should Mount A Facebook Campaign.....

to boycott Facebook! Seriously, I suppose these people exist, Facebook or not. It's the analysis, and the parsing of data, and the collection of information and the use of that information that alters everything. Our pluralistic democratic system needs to adjust to these capabilities and to come to grips with the "low information" behaviors of the majority of our society.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:48 AM

4. Facebook?

Well never saw much use in catching up or staying in touch with people i didn't need in my life anymore.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:33 AM

5. Facebook got some 'splaining to do.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:38 AM

6. KKK boasting: We killed six million Jews the last time, he answered. Eleven million is nothing.

KKK boasting:

“We killed six million Jews the last time,” he answered. “Eleven million is nothing.”

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article167939222.html

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:44 AM

7. There's no way to quit Facebook, is there.

Even if you "delete" your account, they still have all your info.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:45 AM

8. And photographs, with everyone identified

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:46 AM

9. PHEW!

I never signed up on Facebook

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:54 AM

11. Of All People....

You should stay away from Facebook. God only knows what kind of targeted stuff your profile would attract!

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Response to Laxman (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:28 AM

12. Hehehehe

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:47 AM

10. Buying FAKE Likes---Penny Stock SHAMS do that all the time

In fact many of them have shifted PR totally to FB. Unlike other places it's free,they can delete any message they don't agree with and like I said you can buy Likes by the thousands from certain people.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:33 PM

13. This Activity....

is beyond the contemplation of existing campaign and election laws and is also so ripe for abuse. And for Facebook....well, the money is all that's important.

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Response to Laxman (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:39 PM

14. Intresting Update.....

a free and independent press does have a value....

Facebook Moves to Prevent Advertisers From Targeting Haters

In the wake of ProPublica’s report Thursday that Facebook advertisers could have directed pitches to almost 2,300 people interested in “Jew hater” and other anti-Semitic topics, the world’s largest social network said it would no longer allow advertisers to target groups identified by self-reported information.

“As people fill in their education or employer on their profile, we have found a small percentage of people who have entered offensive responses,” the company said in a statement. “…We are removing these self-reported targeting fields until we have the right processes in place to prevent this issue.”

Facebook had already removed the anti-Semitic categories — which also included “How to burn jews” and “History of ‘why jews ruin the world’” — after we asked the company about them earlier this week. Then, after our article was published, Slate reported that Facebook advertisers could target people interested in other topics such as “Kill Muslim Radicals” and “Ku-Klux-Klan.” Facebook’s algorithm automatically transforms people’s self-reported interests, employers and fields of study into advertising categories.

Because audiences in the hateful categories were “incredibly low,” the ad campaigns targeting them reached “an extremely small number of people,” Facebook said. Its statement didn’t identify the advertisers. Conceivably, those who might find it helpful to target anti-Semites could range from recruiters for far-right groups to marketers of Nazi memorabilia.

read the rest here: https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-moves-to-prevent-advertisers-from-targeting-haters

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