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(3,160 posts)
Mon May 16, 2016, 10:03 AM May 2016

Here's how Facebook is f'ing with you

So on my feed I get posts from Cenk. And he posts an article from Salon titled...

This is one weak nominee: Hillary Clinton’s problem isn’t Bernie Sanders. It’s Hillary Clinton

The current layout of Facebook is that when you see a post from someone to whom you subscribe, below it you will see a "People also shared", which is the same as the Amazon, "May we suggest" below a product description.

Below the article from Salon, Facebook determined it would be good for me to click on the following three links:


Reporters gasp in outrage that Hillary Clinton dares raise her voice, don't notice men shouting
Apparently it’s sexism week in coverage of the Democratic presidential primary. Ha, just kidding: Like there’s only one week when sexism rules coverage of anything Hillary Clinton is involved in. And
ShareSaveDAILY KOS · 16,735 SHARES

How Those Anti-Hillary Lefties Are Being Trolled By The Right
Next time someone calls you a sheep for supporting Hillary Clinton, show them this article. They might be the real sheep.

This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest | Jill Abramson
I’ve investigated Hillary and know she likes a ‘zone of privacy’ around her. This lack of transparency, rather than any actual corruption, is her greatest flaw
ShareSaveTHE GUARDIAN · 195,339 SHARES

It was like I somehow ended up in the DU Hillary Clinton Group. LOL
Here's how Facebook is f'ing with you (Original Post) FlatBaroque May 2016 OP
Facebook makes a lot of money that way. Groups pay to promote their pages. Alex4Martinez May 2016 #1
I always go through chervilant May 2016 #2
Good idea vintx May 2016 #3
This needs to become a standard practice for as many people as will do it. FlatBaroque May 2016 #7
OMG I just started doing that today, which is why I posted this thread. FlatBaroque May 2016 #6
I don't use facebook, it annoys me. nt bemildred May 2016 #4
For a middle aged person like me, facebook is pretty annoying FlatBaroque May 2016 #8
No shit. nt bemildred May 2016 #9
Facebook is my go-to for polling. nt. NCTraveler May 2016 #5


(2,158 posts)
1. Facebook makes a lot of money that way. Groups pay to promote their pages.
Mon May 16, 2016, 10:07 AM
May 2016

For some community work, I've done this, promoted a Facebook "Community" page.
You can buy likes, a few dollars for a few dozen likes. And I'm sure that bigger buys result in landing first or second in those recommended lists.
Pretty brilliant, how data mining and sharing and selling visibility on a FREE social media thing made whats-his-name a billionaire!


(8,267 posts)
2. I always go through
Mon May 16, 2016, 10:20 AM
May 2016

FB's little ritual of identifying said posts as "offensive" or "spam." I don't like being spoon-fed Hi11ary's propaganda.


(3,160 posts)
8. For a middle aged person like me, facebook is pretty annoying
Mon May 16, 2016, 11:05 AM
May 2016

but the reality is that it is a platform where people are going and being influenced. The social media landscape is critically relevant to politics now.

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