Facebook once boasted of its ability to sway elections, now it has buried those pages

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/14/memory-holes.html


Asked why the “Government and Politics” section had been removed entirely, the spokesperson did not reply.

After the events of 2016, a shame-faced silence is the only realistic response from FB to a question like that.


Considering they got played by those who bought their ads isn’t something to be proud of. It’s like how Google got played by click farms back in the early 2000s. It’s just much worse considering the consequences.


“Our lawyers made us do it.”

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Probably not Facebook, but one can dream…

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