Facebook Discloses Hundreds of Ads Aimed at Seattle's Last Election

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1
Eight paragraphs of self-back-patting before describing the content of what Facebook delivered. Closes with the paragraph “I've just begun my look through Facebook's [disclosure].”


Unfulfilling.

2
Eli keeps furiously fapping this but no one seems to give a flying fuck.

(Has The Stranger/Slog published it's political ad data?)
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Who cares?

If you get your "information" for making a decision on a candidate from facebook or ads on facebook....then I suggest you are an idiot.

Its just more "Nanny State Politics" and now the government is trying to regulate a gossip site.

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@2 I’m not certain if this disclosure requirement applies to The Stranger or not, and it seems they’re not going to tell us themselves.


https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/03…


To draw this much attention to the law while neglecting to comply would be characteristically hypocritical and foolhardy — but I’m guessing the real answer is that they’re not significant enough an advertiser to matter to the City. If so, that’s got to sting.

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(apologies, one more thought)


If my guess is correct and The Stranger is exempt, I suppose the pitch/spin to future political Seattle ad-buyers would be “Any money spent at our paper goes undisclosed!” The obvious, unspoken reason would be “...because it is the advertising equivalent of a tree falling in an empty forest.”

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Hypocrisy aside we find it odd they haven't disclosed...