Working the refs works
If Trump wins reelection, the reward reaped by FB and Twitter will be a raping of their corporate revenues by Trump. He is following Putin's playbook to a 't' and the inevitable extortion of corporations is a given. Amazing that short-term profits are blinding social media CEOs to recent history, but of course 'they' will be the exception to the dictator's rule.
To be clear, The Trump re-election campaign has been reported to be financed by no less than an excess of $1 billion. Our esteemed president's campaign manager has publicly stated they are using part of the money to set up news sites to counter local newspapers' negative coverage of the president's campaign. And yet the president decries fake news daily.
Make no mistake, Zuck wants a big fat slice of the pie Trump will be handing out to assure his re-election.
Twitter, at least, is a tad subtler with its desire to appear to take on the political liars. However, by only applying it's no lies policy to paid political advertising, it's thrown it's doors wide open to the lying thumbs of our commander in chief, who works his dark magic freely for free.
I'm not sure about Twitter, but I don't think FB is bowing down to anyone, certainly not Trump. Much of FB leadership, very much including Zuck, are conservatives and totally fine with letting Trump spread lies.
Not to defend Facebook, but I don’t understand why it’s okay for pols to lie in ads everywhere else but not on Facebook.
Too, it must be kept in mind that Facebook is managed conservative extremists so why anyone would expect anything else, presuming they understood the make up of management...