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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #180 on: October 28, 2019, 01:40:08 pm »
so in all the news and craziness of late
I wanted to share my #1 favorite tweet from our POTUS that was sent out this weekend
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #181 on: October 28, 2019, 02:45:25 pm »
^ who else read this in colbert's imitation-of-trump voice?

"daht daaaht... daht daaaaht..."
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #182 on: October 30, 2019, 04:31:50 pm »
Pretty big news IMO

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We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…
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A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.
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While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions.
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Internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse: machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, unchecked misleading information, and deep fakes. All at increasing velocity, sophistication, and overwhelming scale.
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These challenges will affect ALL internet communication, not just political ads. Best to focus our efforts on the root problems, without the additional burden and complexity taking money brings. Trying to fix both means fixing neither well, and harms our credibility.
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For instance, it‘s not credible for us to say: “We’re working hard to stop people from gaming our systems to spread misleading info, buuut if someone pays us to target and force people to see their political ad…well...they can say whatever they want! 😉
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We considered stopping only candidate ads, but issue ads present a way to circumvent. Additionally, it isn’t fair for everyone but candidates to buy ads for issues they want to push. So we're stopping these too.
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We’re well aware we‘re a small part of a much larger political advertising ecosystem. Some might argue our actions today could favor incumbents. But we have witnessed many social movements reach massive scale without any political advertising. I trust this will only grow.
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In addition, we need more forward-looking political ad regulation (very difficult to do). Ad transparency requirements are progress, but not enough. The internet provides entirely new capabilities, and regulators need to think past the present day to ensure a level playing field.
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We’ll share the final policy by 11/15, including a few exceptions (ads in support of voter registration will still be allowed, for instance). We’ll start enforcing our new policy on 11/22 to provide current advertisers a notice period before this change goes into effect.
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A final note. This isn’t about free expression. This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. It’s worth stepping back in order to address.
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #183 on: October 30, 2019, 04:43:52 pm »
Heyo!

Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #184 on: November 08, 2019, 04:18:09 pm »
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My Twitter Law degree tells me that “absolute immunity” is the third-greatest amount of immunity, behind only “unlimited immunity” and “I’m Britney, bitch.”
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Re: Twitter thread
« Reply #185 on: November 09, 2019, 07:56:46 pm »
https://twitter.com/mr_dave_haslam/status/1192343693581324288?s=21

Johnny Marr silences gossip first appearing on a Morrissey forum that the Smiths might do gigs and "a Morrissey-Marr reunion is closer than ever to becoming a reality" with just four words on Twitter... "Nigel Farage on guitar".
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