As if Facebook didn’t have enough troubles, now a Senator says advertising is a threat to elections. Dell Cameron:
The U.S. Senate’s top privacy hawk is once again calling on Facebook to voluntarily suspend the use of micro-targeting to push political and issue-based advertisements, warning that foreign governments could take advantage of the tool to influence American elections.
Or, political opponents with lots of money. This concern came from a report on Russia’s involvement to help elect Trump over Clinton.
Masquerading as Americans, these operatives used targeted advertisements, intentionally falsified news articles, self-generated content, and social media platform tools to interact with and attempt to deceive tens of millions of social media users in the United States
This will not end well.