Advertising has become more sophisticated, but targeted ads are nothing new. Still, that doesn’t stop government officials from targeting free speech. Dell Cameron:
The U.S. Senate’s top privacy hawk is once again calling on Facebook to voluntarily suspend the use of micro-targeting to push political and issue-based advertisements, warning that foreign governments could take advantage of the tool to influence American elections.
What? Advertising influences elections?
Senator Richard Burr:
By flooding social media with false reports, conspiracy theories, and trolls, and by exploiting existing divisions, Russia is trying to breed distrust of our democratic institutions and our fellow Americans
Also, politicians up for re-election.