13 Months Away, Pressure Building On Media Companies Over Political Ads | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

13 Months Away, Pressure Building On Media Companies Over Political Ads | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC 1


One of the key platforms Russia used to interfere in the 2016 election was Facebook, so what is the social media company doing about it ahead of the next election? Stephanie Ruhle is joined by NBC’s Dylan Byers and CUNY Journalism Professor Jeff Jarvis to break down why Facebook is continuing to allow ads with false statements on its site and why other media companies are mostly doing the same. Aired on 10/9/19.
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13 Months Away, Pressure Building On Media Companies Over Political Ads | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

31 Comments on "13 Months Away, Pressure Building On Media Companies Over Political Ads | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. We can’t be watching news on Facebook. Period.

  2. Jukka Ollikainen | October 9, 2019 at 3:14 PM | Reply

    Yes. The real problem is that Trump is just a crisis actor and a victim of the propaganda that the Mercers, Bannon, Bolton and the Freedom Caucus are still pushing around the world through their various channels and sub brands like Qanon.

    The propaganda they have been putting out to have leverage over their opponents has been pretty bold all the way and if Americans only watched the Bush funeral again, they might understand that the whole house of cards is about to crumble down – into a bloody mob war.

    They still have the Cambridge Analytica resources, the data of 87 million Facebook users – the ultimate ways and means to deliver the dirt, propaganda and even national secrets of the past administrations to their target groups.

    Yes, many members of the past and current administrations are also corrupted war criminals. The world already knows that – despite the shaky public narrative. Lifting the transparent veil violently will only cause a civil war. Just watch Bannon skyping Vatican 2014, here on YouTube – just maybe the war is the goal of their church militant. Do you really think they are going to give up and surrender? With friends like Erik Prince? What was the documentary called – the one Bannon made after leaving the White House? Boom.

    The way Bolton gaslighted his way out of the White House just before the Saudi Arabia hit job is exactly the same thing Bannon did before they lauched Qanon aka the Republicans’ midterms campaign aka the public leverage.

    They have been shaping the narrative all the way, while regular Americans and every kind of mainstream and whateverstream media have been paying almost zero attention to this domestic and global propaganda operation.

    Thoughts and prayers, from Finland.

  3. Recourse is necessary. The American people are tired of the lies

  4. On the other hand, sports are entertainment, not necessity. If not for Yao Ming and Yi Jian Lian, many do not even care about NBA.

  5. Massimo O'Kissed | October 9, 2019 at 3:32 PM | Reply

    So after being weawy sowwy for helping Russian meddling, and vowing to be more truthful, Facebook has bravely decided to take any and all money for any old lies.

  6. Anyone who gets their “facts” and news from social media is lazy and shouldn’t be allowed to vote because they will be uninformed.

    • Worse, they are misinformed..

    • I’ll be honest, I’m 100% completely convinced at this point that democracy, while fine on paper, is just as bad as fascism. People are way, WAY too stupid to be able to make important decisions for themselves. You could say I’m wrong all you want, but let me remind you who’s president right now.

    • @Kay In 240 years one of them had to be worst. The luck of the draw, we’ve got him now. With any autocratic government, you can be stuck forever (or at least decades) with the worst. Here we’ve got a chance.

  7. The STORM is HERE. NOW.

  8. I think every NBA Jersey should have the words, “Free Hong Kong” in English and Chinese one above and the other below the athletes number. On the other hand, I don’t watch sports, so what do I know?

  9. Thomas De Quincey | October 9, 2019 at 4:43 PM | Reply

    I hate Facebook, so if their in a fix…I don’t really care.

  10. bernadette black | October 9, 2019 at 4:54 PM | Reply

    . Your Country is in Trouble of a Dictator being crowned Emperor . The time has come to stop interviewing people who are afraid to call it what it is . Russia is the least of your worries . Trump has taken over your country . Take Action

  11. Peggy Trawick | October 9, 2019 at 4:56 PM | Reply

    Hong Kong is being abandoned and damaged by the PRC = People’s Republic of China

  12. I miss my good ‘ol beer-sprinkled Flip-Phone 📞

  13. Seriously underestimating the Chinese government’s control over the population. Their media, education and regulation isn’t “whatever you want”, it’s whatever the Party want you to think, see, hear, mean and feel. It’s non-stop brainwashing and indoctrination from the decond you’re born, until the moment you die – full stop. And for the Chinese people, what we think of as individualism, freemdom, choice, free expression, rights – none of those things… are a thing, in China.

    If the Chinese govt. feels a tiny bit slighted by some NBA player or representative, and says NBA won’t be available in China – people are gonna stop watching it. Because China is that kind of dystopia now. The government say, the people obey. Every single little whim.

  14. 5:15 “We have a constitutional right to lie. It’s part of our freedom of speech” !?!? wait what?!

    Call me crazy, but I thought freedom of speech was about speaking truth to power without fear of retribution. Not about those in power spreading flagrant lies.

  15. If your parent company allows knowingly false ads regardless of purpose, why would we trust anything you have to say?

  16. Anyone who still uses facebook and trusts facebook to give you “reliable” information is blind to the issues in this country and everywhere else.

  17. 3 years ago, Steph.

  18. If I had my way, I’d ban all political advertising on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. It’s all white noise at this point and only creates anxiety and hard feelings. HUGE waste of money and I can see nothing good about these ads.

  19. O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN | October 9, 2019 at 8:20 PM | Reply


  20. Sounds like people should start suing all media for libel and slander when they put up false ads.

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