Quick everyone, clutch your pearls.
A Facebook policy lets politicians lie in ads, leaving Democrats wondering what Trump will do – Washington Post
But, Facebook also lets the Washington Post lie. So that should even things out.
Warren’s ad was the latest salvo in a growing campaign by Democrats to pressure social media companies to curb Trump’s ability to push demonstrably untrue information on their platforms.
So Democrats and the media would like to put Facebook in charge of deciding the content of ads on its platform for presidential candidates? Have they thought through the consequences for Warren, who has proposed breaking up Facebook?
But, obviously, such proposals mean putting the media’s fact checkers in charge of deciding which ads can run.
And the answer is no Trump ads and all the Warren ads.
But I do find the pearl clutching almost charming.
Politicians have been lying in ads for over 200 years (give or take a few hundred) and civilization and democracy are still here. We don’t have a ministry of information to decide what is and isn’t true. That’s what a marketplace of ideas is for.
The Left, especially the media, would like to be in charge of what’s rated true or false. And their ratings are predetermined.
No thank you.
Americans will take the marketplace of ideas any day.
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