Great work, Mark Zuckerberg. "Facebook’s fact-checking rules do not apply to political ads, letting candidates spread false or misleading claims. That has allowed Mr. Trump’s campaign to show ads that traditional TV networks have declined to air."
Seriously, NYT article, 'Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle,' appears to have one agenda: Pressure Facebook to deplatform Trump campaign. In that sense, a big article aimed at a single reader: Mark Zuckerberg.
This is bad. Dems are getting badly outgunned in the ad wars, as Trump floods the web with targeted messaging on impeachment and much more, and report: Reminder: One well-placed Dem publicly sounded this alarm to me the other day:
The big winner in this, of course, is the platforms, which cash in on all sides and reward inflammatory messages by design. Experts say FB, in particular, may be even friendlier turf for Trump in 2020, with an older user base and no fact-checking for ads.
This is a great piece by and about the Trump campaign's success on FB and its massive ad spend (all while Democrats struggle with the platform)
here is a very heavy-handed article featuring lots of political consultants who earn lots of money placing FB ads saying campaigns should be placing more FB ads
“There’s an algorithmic bias that inherently benefits hate and negativity and anger” #HowFascismWorksToday ⁦ via
New by me and : Trump’s re-election campaign is running a sophisticated, well-funded digital operation, while Dems struggle to catch up. It’s like “a supercar racing a little Volkswagen Bug,” one expert said.
Donald Trump’s campaign has flooded social media with ads that fire up his base and win on platforms where algorithms favor outrage and political campaigns are free to disregard facts, while Democrats’ relatively meager digital efforts pale in comparison.
Article is spot on- Tuesday’s Dem debate, discussion here on Trump digital ops & fundraising #’s convince me if election were today, 4 more years President Trump
“There’s an algorithmic bias that inherently benefits hate and negativity and anger,” said and a founder of Higher Ground Labs...“If anger has an algorithmic bias, then Donald Trump is the captain of that ship.”
Lots of people talking about the political story in this, but what is disturbing really is that is creating its policies around truth in political ads when they stand to profit mightily by not doing anything about it.
Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle - The New York Times
We talked to insiders from both sides of the aisle. Dems told lots of stories like this — digital director suggests punchy FB ad, gets shot down by higher-ranking consultant who calls it “cinéma vérité clickbait” and opts for TV-style ad instead.
big ol piece on trump backers dominating FB political ad spend from and this graph right here, in the face of GOP amping up digital spend, is baffling to me
All this from , , , and - beware Trump Facebook ad mysticism (). There's no magic. As Kevin says, it's list-building and fundraising, not persuasion or mobilization.
"Campaigns buy Facebook ads thru auction system, w each ad receiving rating based on likelihood of being clicked/shared/commented on. The divisive themes of Trump campaign generate more engagement. The more incendiary the campaign, the further its $$ go."
“That campaigns are now being fought largely online is hardly a revelation, yet only one political party seems to have gotten the message.” via
“The digital director of a prominent Democratic presidential campaign recounted how he was shut down by an older consultant...“We don’t need any of your cinéma vérité clickbait,” the consultant snapped...” 😳
Fascinating story from and that should make Democrats' blood run cold. Who'd have thought that the Trump campaign, whose supporters skew old, would be way ahead in digital strategy of the Dems, with all their millennial backers?
I’m baffled by this piece on Trump’s vast digital ad spending advantage. There’s not a single piece of compelling evidence offered that shows digital ad spending is a successful campaign tool.
1/ Most tech folk love to talk about politics these days, but the large majority are failing at helping fix the digital and tech problems that plague the Democrats (not just presidentials). Here is what’s getting missed with a little help from .
Everyone's talking about this story about Trump's use of harsh, narrowly targeted Facebook ads and Dems' weak response. But what's left out: Dems are running against each other, not Trump. They can't go down this road until there's a nominee.
Ugh. How do you even counter this in a responsible way? And while I respect Warren and Bernie for not taking big money donations...what does that mean when this is happening?
“Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle” ,
NYT: 'The divisive themes of Mr. Trump’s campaign tend to generate more engagement than Democrats’ calmer, more policy-focused appeals.' OTOH, how does one calculate effect, to cite two examples, of Kavanaugh accusations and Russian collusion campaign?
The NY Times reports the alarming news that the Trump campaign is engaging in...advertising.
The Trump campaign “is like a supercar racing a little Volkswagen Bug.”
Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle
Live long enough as a techie, and you'll see your humdrum insider knowledge resurrected as prescient analysis. The budding FB drama about the 2020 election
“We don’t need any of your cinéma vérité clickbait,” the consultant snapped, according to the digital director, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid risking his job. via
"While the Trump campaign has put its digital operation firmly at the center of the president’s re-election effort, Democrats are struggling to internalize the lessons of the 2016 race and adapt to a political landscape shaped by social media".
Dems unable to end habit of bringing plastic forks to a gunfight: Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle
Thinking of this from NYT: “The divisive themes of Mr. Trump’s campaign tend to generate more engagement than Democrats’ calmer, more policy-focused appeals. Often, the more incendiary the campaign, the further its dollars go.”