I hope everyone remembers this when Mark Zuckerburg inevitably runs for public office.
1. Use adblock on social media
2. Don't get your news from sites like facebook
3. Read more than just headline
4. Don't look for geopolitical insight from anonymous messaging boards.
There, you've just dealt a major blow to the majority of disinformation campaigns. It's not hard, it just requires a tiny amount of additional work and foresight.
5 (optional but recommended): don't use facebook. Your life will improve.
Next thing you know the Russians will run ads on Reddit
How are you "secretly paid" you pay through billing on business manager...
I too want Facebook to destroy its credibility in the eyes of its ad customers.
> “Facebook was secretly paid to host illegal political ads as part of an illegal foreign influence effort."
And literally the next line in the article, from the same letter:
> “We are not aware of any federal law that would prohibit Facebook from making these ads public,”
This article is a mess. It keeps switching between Facebook secretly being paid, or Facebook being paid by secret sources, or Facebook being paid by sources that were secretly Russian.
It's like it's trying REALLY HARD to muddy direct information of what happened.
Look guys, in all likelihood Facebook wasn't secretly in league with Russia to intentionally spread misinformation. That's what the article tries to suggest, but it's not really what the article SAYS. Facebook identified that the sources were Russian, and turned that information over to authorities. They're not going to release it to the public, and they shouldn't. People are always complaining about Facebook collecting data, now we're mad that they WON'T release that data to the public?