Facebook Faces Ongoing “Censorship” Critique

November 16, 2018

Very few Americans wanted to see the “status quo” continue on Facebook after the 2016 election cycle, one that saw the social media platform infiltrated and weaponized by opponents to our democracy. As Facebook makes changes, however, it continues to face backlash as those it removes for being “fake news” or “ad farms” cry foul and allege censorship. In a study conducted by The Western Journal, a conservative media outlet, the overwhelming majority of the pages shut down were right-leaning. To […]

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Facebook Making (Awkward) Strides Toward Eliminating Foreign Influence

June 28, 2018

AUBURN, AL- File this under the header “Well, at least they are trying.” As Facebook bolsters its efforts to eliminate foreign entities from advertising politically, it is finding plenty of challenges. In response to the justified heat over Facebook’s failure to police Russian influence on its platform, the social media site is now requiring those wishing to advertise political messages to verify their identity as an American citizen. Until that is done, Facebook will block ads deemed to be political […]

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Newly released Facebook ads show Russian trolls targeted Mexican-Americans after Trump election

May 29, 2018

This will never be a solved problem because we’re up against determined, creative and well-funded adversaries. But we are making steady progress,” Facebook said. Facebook said last fall that 11 million people saw the 3,000 ads that were purchased by the Internet Research Agency. However, more than 120 million Americans may have been exposed to regular Facebook and Instagram organic posts that were not ads were published by the troll group. The House Intelligence Committee said the troll group posted 80,000 […]

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Zuckerberg’s False Promise: Offer of Disclaimers was Compelled by Loss to Take Back Our Republic

April 11, 2018

AUBURN, AL- With all eyes on Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO has offered to enforce disclaimers on political advertising. That’s good. Voters deserve to know who is paying for any ad, including those on Facebook. BUT, Zuckerberg’s false promise rings hollow. You see, last year, our sister organization Take Back Action Fund brought a case to the Federal Election Commission regarding disclaimers and transparency on Facebook advertising. And, in a rare show of bipartisanship, the FEC awarded TBAF a victory! […]

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CAUGHT! ProPublica Captures DNC Non-Compliant Ad After Victory vs. Facebook

February 13, 2018

Legal note: Take Back Action Fund (classified by the IRS as a 501c4) was set up by our organization Take Back Our Republic (a 501c3), but is governed separately. While the request to the FEC referenced was made by that 501c4, the basic theme of support for transparency by Facebook and other organizations made this a victory for Take Back Our Republic and all groups seeking to educate the public on the need for transparency in political giving. “We are overjoyed at […]

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