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xo Facebook refuses to bend the knee, airs Trump campaign video despite Biden

WASHINGTON — The 30-second video ad released by the Tr...
'"""'""'''"'
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This goes against xo narrative
average/ordinary/typical citizen/person
  10/09/19
Lol
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  10/09/19
Zuckerjew: "Even false statements and misleading conten...
Henry Aaron takes pozloads
  10/09/19
i actually agree with this. if otherwise, we end up with a t...
Andrew Jackson\'s record of tremendous success
  10/09/19
So russia meddled in the election by spending what, the pric...
Drunkard
  10/09/19
The video “spreads false, definitively debunked conspi...
\"\"\"\"\'\'\'\"\"\'
  10/09/19
Jews never lie
DrakeMallard
  10/09/19
Lol at this shitty article. What is false about the ad? It's...
young ned of the hill
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\"\"\"\"\'\'\'\"\"\'
  10/09/19
No, the EU and Soetero wanted the prosecutor fired because h...
'"""'""'''"'
  10/09/19
Lol, a likely story. Is this the latest NPC download?
lawman8
  10/09/19
No connection to Hunter Biden, CASE CLOSED
'"""'""'''"'
  10/09/19
They held up the money. They demanded he be fired. Th...
young ned of the hill
  10/09/19
cr. misleading is not demonstrably false. Here another...
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1986 Omega Tribe
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'"""'""'''"'
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==== "There is no evidence that Mr. Biden, durin...
impeachment 2.0
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Notice how this whole lack of evidence thing isn't extended ...
gibberish
  10/09/19
in the first sentence, there is "no evidence" of B...
impeachment 2.0
  10/09/19
yes, this sort of reporting is infuriating.
young ned of the hill
  10/09/19
In the final seconds of the video, Biden literally brags tha...
lawman8
  10/09/19
Lol Facebook is stuck with old white people
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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:05 AM
Author: '"""'""'''"'

WASHINGTON — The 30-second video ad released by the Trump campaign last week is grainy, and the narrator’s voice is foreboding. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., it says, offered Ukraine $1 billion in aid if the country pushed out the man investigating a company tied to Mr. Biden’s son.

Saying it made false accusations, CNN immediately refused to air the advertisement.

But Facebook did not, and on Tuesday, the social network rejected a request from Mr. Biden’s presidential campaign to take it down, foreshadowing a continuing fight over misinformation on the service during the 2020 election as well as the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

In a letter to the Biden campaign, Facebook said the ad, which has been viewed five million times on the site, did not violate company policies. Last month, the social network, which has more than two billion users, announced that politicians and their campaigns had nearly free rein over content they post there.

Even false statements and misleading content in ads, the company has said, are an important part of the political conversation.

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“Our approach is grounded in Facebook’s fundamental belief in free expression, respect for the democratic process, and the belief that, in mature democracies with a free press, political speech is already arguably the most scrutinized speech there is,” Facebook’s head of global elections policy, Katie Harbath, wrote in the letter to the Biden campaign.

The decision by the company illustrates its executives’ hardened resolve to stay out of the moderation of political speech, despite the use of the social network to spread discord and disinformation in the 2016 presidential campaign. On Tuesday, the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee released a sobering report warning of fresh signs of interference by Russia and other foreign nations in the 2020 election.

The company’s position stands in contrast to CNN, which rejected two ads from the Trump campaign last week, including the one the Biden campaign asked Facebook to take down. The cable channel said it rejected the ad because it “makes assertions that have been proven demonstrably false by various news outlets.”

Facebook has been dogged by accusations of censorship by conservative politicians, including President Trump, who argue that the Silicon Valley company gives greater attention to liberal points of views on the social network.

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But by removing itself as the moderator of political content — including in paid ads on the site — Facebook has left itself open another avenue of criticism. In a series of tweets Monday evening, Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of the front-runners for the Democratic nomination, said Facebook allowed President Trump to spread false information widely, and called on the company to take down the attack ad against Mr. Biden, one of her top rivals.

“Facebook already helped elect Donald Trump once because they were asleep at the wheel while Russia attacked our democracy — allowing fake, foreign accounts to run ad campaigns to influence our elections,” Ms. Warren wrote.

Facebook declined to comment.

The ad the Biden campaign asked Facebook to take down, released by the Trump campaign on Sept. 27, starts with staticky shots of Mr. Biden meeting with Ukrainian officials during his time in the Obama administration.

“Joe Biden promised Ukraine $1 billion if they fired the prosecutor investigating his son’s company,” a narrator says, using video from an event in which Mr. Biden mentions the money. “But when President Trump asks Ukraine to investigate corruption, the Democrats want to impeach him.”

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The $1 billion figure was mentioned at an event in 2018 at the Council on Foreign Relations, in which Mr. Biden was talking about how the Obama administration tried to root out corruption in Ukraine. He said he had held back financial aid to push the country to make reforms.

There is no evidence that Mr. Biden, during his time as vice president, pushed for the dismissal of the Ukrainian prosecutor general to help his son Hunter Biden. The former vice president, along with other members of the Obama administration and other international leaders, pushed for the removal of the prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, because of accusations that he ignored corruption.

Days after the ad was broadcast on television and social networks the Biden campaign wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer, asking to reject the ad. The video “spreads false, definitively debunked conspiracy theories regarding Vice President Joe Biden,” Greg Schultz, a Biden campaign manager, wrote to the Facebook leaders.

Mr. Schultz wrote that the vice president’s call for a new prosecutor in Ukraine’s investigation of a company was supported by the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He included clippings from The Washington Post and Factcheck.org that debunked the claims of Mr. Biden’s motives of squashing the investigation to benefit his son.

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After CNN rejected the ad last week, Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Mr. Trump’s campaign, said that the ad was “entirely accurate and was reviewed by counsel.”

“CNN spends all day protecting Joe Biden in their programming,” Mr. Murtaugh wrote in a statement. “So it’s not surprising that they’re shielding him from truthful advertising, too.”

The Biden campaign also urged Fox News to reject the Trump campaign ad last week. But the cable channel declined to do so, saying that it was “not in the business of censoring ads from candidates on either sides of the aisle.”

The ad has also appeared on YouTube and Twitter. A spokesman for Twitter said on Tuesday that the ad complied with its policies. A YouTube official likewise said the ad complied with its policies.

T.J. Ducklo, a spokesman for Mr. Biden, wrote in an email that “Donald Trump has demonstrated he will continue to subvert our democratic institutions for his own personal gain, but his shortcomings are no excuse for companies like Facebook to refuse to do the right thing.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/technology/facebook-trump-biden-ad.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950687)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:08 AM
Author: average/ordinary/typical citizen/person

This goes against xo narrative

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950698)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:10 AM
Author: """"

Lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950706)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:11 AM
Author: Henry Aaron takes pozloads

Zuckerjew: "Even false statements and misleading content in ads, the company has said, are an important part of the political conversation."

Even false statements and misleading content in ads, the company has said, are an important part of the political conversation.

Even false statements and misleading content in ads, the company has said, are an important part of the political conversation.

Even false statements and misleading content in ads, the company has said, are an important part of the political conversation.

Even false statements and misleading content in ads, the company has said, are an important part of the political conversation.

Even false statements and misleading content in ads, the company has said, are an important part of the political conversation.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950708)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:23 AM
Author: Andrew Jackson\'s record of tremendous success

i actually agree with this. if otherwise, we end up with a truth-decider and I dont trust anyone other than myself to decide that.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38951913)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:24 AM
Author: Drunkard (🥃)

So russia meddled in the election by spending what, the price of a decent place in the Bay Area? Meanwhile Hillary outspent TRUMP by more than double to the tune of about $325 million .....

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950755)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:25 AM
Author: \"\"\"\"\'\'\'\"\"\'

The video “spreads false, definitively debunked conspiracy theories regarding Vice President Joe Biden,

This is literally a lie.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950762)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:30 AM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

Jews never lie

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950780)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:29 AM
Author: young ned of the hill (ggtp)

Lol at this shitty article. What is false about the ad? It's literally true that Biden held up the money until they fired that guy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950778)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:36 AM
Author: \"\"\"\"\'\'\'\"\"\'



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950794)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:41 AM
Author: '"""'""'''"'

No, the EU and Soetero wanted the prosecutor fired because he was corrupt.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950817)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:43 AM
Author: lawman8

Lol, a likely story. Is this the latest NPC download?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950823)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:45 AM
Author: '"""'""'''"'

No connection to Hunter Biden, CASE CLOSED

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950840)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:47 AM
Author: young ned of the hill (ggtp)

They held up the money.

They demanded he be fired.

This guy was also investigating Berisma.

Now whether you think three is linked to one and two could be argued, but it's all true, and that's what the ad says. It's ridiculous to say this has been 'debunked' like CNN tries to push

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950851)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 1:33 AM
Author: settle down chink (earl)

cr. misleading is not demonstrably false.

Here another example of the same thing.

https://twitter.com/splcenter/status/1170804029011763200

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950992)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 12:43 AM
Author: 1986 Omega Tribe (uspo)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38950826)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:19 AM
Author: '"""'""'''"'



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38951894)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:28 AM
Author: impeachment 2.0

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"There is no evidence that Mr. Biden, during his time as vice president, pushed for the dismissal of the Ukrainian prosecutor general to help his son Hunter Biden. The former vice president, along with other members of the Obama administration and other international leaders, pushed for the removal of the prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, because of accusations that he ignored corruption."

So that settles it.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38951949)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:32 AM
Author: gibberish

Notice how this whole lack of evidence thing isn't extended to their being a lack of evidence to support quid ro quo

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38951958)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:34 AM
Author: impeachment 2.0

in the first sentence, there is "no evidence" of Biden's subjective intent. in the second sentence, Biden's subjective intent is simply stated as an established fact.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38951977)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:58 AM
Author: young ned of the hill (ggtp)

yes, this sort of reporting is infuriating.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38952077)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:34 AM
Author: lawman8

In the final seconds of the video, Biden literally brags that the prosecutor was replaced by someone “safe” or something like that.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38951974)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:25 AM
Author: gibberish

Lol Facebook is stuck with old white people

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38951932)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:33 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed (Dictated But Not Read)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359700&forum_id=2#38951963)