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Trump camp fumes over Google’s new political ads policy: ‘It is a removal of free speech’


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Shut up, Brad! A more disgusting propagandist doesn't exist.

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/trump-camp-fumes-over-googles-new-political-ads-policy-it-is-a-removal-of-free-speech/ar-AAK6OI7?ocid=spartandhp

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For a digital-first campaign, with a digital expert at the helm, Google’s new political ads policy was an unsurprising, but unwelcome move.

“It is a removal of free speech. It is a voter suppression activity,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in an interview with Fox News at the campaign’s headquarters in Virginia.

Google is severely limiting a tactic used by almost all campaigns, but perfected in 2016 by the Trump campaign: microtargeted ads aimed at very specific groups of people. Parscale believes the change in policy is payback for President Trump’s victory.

“2016 freaked them out because I used a whole bunch of liberal platforms to do it,” Parscale said. “I guarantee you, this decision came from another room full of people going, ‘Oh my God, we’ve got to stop them. They're going to win again in a landslide and we can't be part of it.'” 

Starting in January, Google, which also owns YouTube, will only allow political advertisers to target voters using age, gender and zip code. They will no longer be able to get aim ads at users based on their political affiliations or public voter record -- even if those users have asked the campaign to contact them.

“It would almost be like if AT&T had all the lists of all the Trump supporters in America, and AT&T said, ‘Oh, you can't dial their phones,’ I mean, it's crazy,” Parscale said.

Google attributed the change in policy to a desire to improve voters’ confidence in political ads on its platforms.

“We want the ads we serve to be transparent and widely available so that many voices can debate issues openly,” the company said.

 

 

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You can still lie to people on Facebook. You cut your deal with Zuckerstein. Don't be greedy. Oh, wait, you're a Republican. 'Greed' is your middle name.

 

 

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53 minutes ago, johndnorth said:

Tech firms are already under scrutiny. Congress is already looking at how Google co-operates with China.  Google policy will apply to everyone. Techies and their companies can be regulated and they know it. There are other search engines.


They are NOT under scrutiny for showing too few political ads, 

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12 hours ago, Olivaw said:


They are NOT under scrutiny for showing too few political ads, 

They will apply the restrictions equally or they may be regulated to do so. Google and other search programs may want to inject their own biases into political ads. Google is opening themselves up to endless lawsuits and congressional regulations from both political parties.

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