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Facebook challenged on policies in run-up to 2020 presidential election

Commuters along Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road on Thursday, Jan. 9, had more than the bumper ahead of them on view as they passed Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park. By about 4:30 p.m., an estimated 20 to 40 protesters converged on the area with signs advocating for changes in Facebook's policies in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

Advocacy groups including Media Alliance, Indivisible San Francisco and Invisible San Francisco Peninsula, the Raging Grannies Action League, and the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center organized the protest, issuing a public statement asserting that Facebook's advertising policies will allow "politicians and political parties to blatantly lie in their advertisements."

"This year's US presidential elections are in jeopardy – in part because San Francisco Bay Area technology company Facebook refuses to take responsibility for the lies, hate, and disinformation that are being spread using its platform."

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Facebook challenged on policies in run-up to 2020 presidential election

Uploaded: Fri, Jan 10, 2020, 5:41 pm

Commuters along Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road on Thursday, Jan. 9, had more than the bumper ahead of them on view as they passed Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park. By about 4:30 p.m., an estimated 20 to 40 protesters converged on the area with signs advocating for changes in Facebook's policies in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

Advocacy groups including Media Alliance, Indivisible San Francisco and Invisible San Francisco Peninsula, the Raging Grannies Action League, and the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center organized the protest, issuing a public statement asserting that Facebook's advertising policies will allow "politicians and political parties to blatantly lie in their advertisements."

"This year's US presidential elections are in jeopardy – in part because San Francisco Bay Area technology company Facebook refuses to take responsibility for the lies, hate, and disinformation that are being spread using its platform."

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Gary
another community
on Jan 10, 2020 at 6:07 pm
Gary, another community
on Jan 10, 2020 at 6:07 pm
2 people like this

If Facebook can double its jobs in Menlo Park and have more of its employees and contractors buy (high-density) housing created across the city with the help of Scott Wiener's SB 50, then the company could finish taking over city government and do whatever it likes - maybe even against annoying protesters.


tax cuts for billionaires
Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 10, 2020 at 6:25 pm
tax cuts for billionaires, Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 10, 2020 at 6:25 pm
7 people like this

Zuck wants to sink the Dems so he can keep his taxes low. I wonder, if like most billionaires, his net tax rate is below 20%?

Think of that on April 15.


resident
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 10, 2020 at 7:11 pm
resident, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 10, 2020 at 7:11 pm
5 people like this

How much is Trump paying Facebook to publish all his fake news ads?


Alan
Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jan 11, 2020 at 12:21 am
Alan, Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jan 11, 2020 at 12:21 am
3 people like this

"Policies" - not "Polices".


resident
Menlo Park: other
on Jan 13, 2020 at 12:12 pm
resident, Menlo Park: other
on Jan 13, 2020 at 12:12 pm
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Mark Zuckerberg is giving 99% of his net worth to charity. I don't think he's worried about tax rates...


Accountant
Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm
Accountant, Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm
1 person likes this

I bet his accountants are.


tax cuts for billionaires
Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 13, 2020 at 3:52 pm
tax cuts for billionaires, Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 13, 2020 at 3:52 pm
2 people like this

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