Facebook won’t ban political ads, prefers to keep screwing democracy

It’s 2020 — a key election year in the U.S. — and Facebook is doubling down on its policy of letting people pay it to fuck around with democracy. Despite trenchant criticism — including from U.S. lawmakers accusing Facebook’s CEO to his face of damaging American democracy — the company is digging in, announcing as […]

Social shorts: Twitter gets rid of Audience Insights, Facebook updates Instant Articles, YouTube enforces policy on kids’ content

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

I Spent $10 M+ on Google & Facebook Ads—Here’s What I Learned

Looking back at my time at WordStream, I’ve learned A TON. Most noteworthy, I’ve furthered my paid search and social advertising expertise, backed by over $ 10 million in ad spend managed. Yup, over $ 10 million—that means I’ve reviewed a LOT of performance data. How I feel as an acquisition marketer and our resident […]

Facebook will let users hide ads targeted via Custom Audience lists

Users will also be able to make themselves eligible to see an ad even if the advertiser has excluded them from the Custom Audience list. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Facebook to crowdsource fact checking to users, despite manipulation of truth warnings

Facebook claims it wants to ramp up its fact-checking operation and is turning to its users to help it spot fake news before it goes viral. However, this idea seems to have a misunderstanding of journalism. Read more… More about Tech, Facebook, Mashable Video, Journalism, and Social Media Social Media

Facebook Gaming grows 210% in 2019 as it battles Twitch, YouTube

Facebook Gaming is growing fast in the world of livestreaming platforms, but it isn’t coming at the expense of Twitch, YouTube, or Mixer.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Facebook will let you limit political ads, but won’t stop false claims or micro-targeting

Facebook is adding controls and features to manage political advertisements, but it will do nothing to stop micro-targeting or curb lies from politicians.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Facebook Lookalike Audience Changes: What Marketers Need to Know

Do you use Facebook lookalike audiences?
 Are you aware of Facebook’s recent changes to lookalike audiences? In this article, you’ll learn what’s changed with Facebook lookalike audiences and discover four lookalikes to use with Facebook and Instagram ads. Changes to Facebook Lookalike Audience Creation Facebook recently introduced a big change in how you create lookalike […]

Facebook and eBay pledge to do more to tackle trade in fake reviews after pressure from UK regulator

Facebook and eBay have made commitments to do more to stop fake reviews being sold on their platforms after coming under pressure from a UK markets regulator — even as fresh examples of the problem have been found on Facebook-owned Instagram. Last June the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) warned the two platform that they […]

Daily Crunch: Facebook bans deepfakes

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media In a policy update announced late yesterday, Facebook’s Monika Bickert wrote that […]