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Mon May 16, 2016, 11:03 AM

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 Clintonís problem isnít Bernie Sanders. Itís 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:

PEOPLE ALSO SHARED


Reporters gasp in outrage that Hillary Clinton dares raise her voice, don't notice men shouting
Apparently itís sexism week in coverage of the Democratic presidential primary. Ha, just kidding: Like thereís 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.
ShareSaveADDICTING INFO ∑ 19,101 SHARES

This may shock you: Hillary Clinton is fundamentally honest | Jill Abramson
Iíve investigated Hillary and know she likes a Ďzone of privacyí 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

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FlatBaroque May 2016 OP
Alex4Martinez May 2016 #1
chervilant May 2016 #2
vintx May 2016 #3
FlatBaroque May 2016 #7
FlatBaroque May 2016 #6
bemildred May 2016 #4
FlatBaroque May 2016 #8
bemildred May 2016 #9
NCTraveler May 2016 #5

Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:07 AM

1. Facebook makes a lot of money that way. Groups pay to promote their pages.

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!

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Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:20 AM

2. I always go through

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

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Response to chervilant (Reply #2)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:24 AM

3. Good idea

 

I will start doing the same

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Response to vintx (Reply #3)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:39 AM

7. This needs to become a standard practice for as many people as will do it.

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Response to chervilant (Reply #2)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:39 AM

6. OMG I just started doing that today, which is why I posted this thread.

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Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:33 AM

4. I don't use facebook, it annoys me. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #4)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:05 PM

8. For a middle aged person like me, facebook is pretty annoying

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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Response to FlatBaroque (Reply #8)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:16 PM

9. No shit. nt

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Response to FlatBaroque (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 11:34 AM

5. Facebook is my go-to for polling. nt.

 

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