Facebook: approval on ads paid by ISIS

Λίγες εβδομάδες πριν από τις αμερικανικές , δημοσιογράφοι αποκάλυψαν ότι το Facebook συνεχίζει να εγκρίνει ψεύτικες from fake sources.

Disclosure naturally overrides the company's recent promise of more transparent advertising on its network.Facebook

The fact that χρησιμοποίησε το διαφημιστικό σύστημα του Facebook για να παρέμβει στις εκλογές των ΗΠΑ το 2016, δεν φαίνεται να άγγιξε και τόσο πολύ την εταιρεία, αν και υπήρξαν αρκετές υποσχετικές δηλώσεις.

At that time, the COO of Sheryl Sandberg said:

Our ultimate goal is very simple: we want to reduce bad ads, we want to make sure people understand what they see, who they pay for the ads and what they're running on.

In September, Mark Zuckerberg explained what his company did to fight all election fraud:

Τώρα απαιτούμε από οποιονδήποτε που ζητεί πολιτικές διαφημίσεις στις ΗΠΑ να επαληθεύει την ταυτότητα και τον χώρο διαμονής του. Αυτό εμποδίζει κάποιον από τη , για παράδειγμα, να αγοράζει πολιτικές διαφημίσεις στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες και προσθέτει επιπλέον εμπόδια σε αυτούς που προσπαθούν να κρύψουν την ταυτότητά τους ή την them using fake accounts.

But this month, VICE News has demonstrated that Facebook's political advertising system is not working. Journalists made it tests to see how carefully the advertiser controls the company.

Journalists asked to buy ads using fake political groups such as Cookies for Political Transparency. In the applications made by the journalists, and in the context of "paid by" they used names from all the US senators but also many others. Facebook approved all ads.

VICE, in his trials, used the names of Mike Pence, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez and ISIS. Facebook approved all ads, except Hillary Clinton was supposed to pay.

Η ομάδα του VICE δεν πλήρωσε για τις διαφημίσεις γιατί σταματούσε την διαδικασία αμέσως μετά την έγκριση. Απέδειξε όμως ότι οι υποσχέσεις του Mark Zuckerberg για βελτίωση της διαφάνειας στην πολιτική , they have no value.

Business Insider has now also taken place tests με διαφημίσεις στο Facebook. Πραγματοποίησε δύο διαφορετικές διαφημίσεις σχετικές με το Brexit στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, και έλαβε έγκριση αν και χρησιμοποίησε σαν όνομα the Cambridge Analytica.

For those who do not remember Facebook, Cambridge Analytica banned the use of the social network after a user data scandal that was used in the US elections 2016.

So what does it take to run a political ad "paid for" by whoever you want on Facebook? Both groups of journalists said that all they need is to give one driving license and a valid one .

This means that Facebook could find out who started the advertisement process. This, of course, can be fairly transparent to Facebook, but it does not prevent fake ads that have been posted with false IDs.


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