Real Collusion: Dems Are Silent Over How China Is Flooding Facebook With Ludicrous Ads About Trump
Democrats were quick to claim there was collusion between the President and Russian, all of it was proven fake. Now a British newspaper has picked up that China is flooding Facebook with anti-Trump ads around the globe and Democrats are silent.
Chinese state media is overwhelming Facebook and Instagram with undisclosed political advertisements trying to “whitewash” their role in the coronavirus pandemic and blame President Donald Trump.
Three official state-run news outlets are the culprits – Xinhua, China Central Television and the Global Times – targeting users around the world with ads in English, Chinese, and Arabic.
The Telegraph explains:
The ads, seen millions of times, extolled China’s efforts against Covid-19, downplayed its domestic outbreak, depicted Mr Trump as misguided and racist, and suggested that the virus might have originated in the US.
Yet all of them initially ran without a political disclaimer, allowing them to hide information about who they were.
The ads claim that the Chinese government “has taken stringent and forceful measures, and turned the tide on coronavirus,” with another one blaming President Trump for the severity of the current coronavirus outbreak, arguing that “Trump’s disruption to China has severe consequences.”
Some of these ads even claim that America started the Wuhan virus.
Facebook told the Telegraph that the ads were “misclassified” as non-political, and they corrected the error. However, the ads have run in multiple countries where Facebook does not have a policy requiring political ads to disclose themselves.
Propaganda is having more of an opportunity to spread on Facebook because they are relying on artificial intelligence.
“Moderation is sclerotic because they literally are working with 10pc of their human content moderators right now,” Kate Klonick a law professor from St John’s University in New York City said. “They’ve dismantled their entire appeal system and they’re archiving things for appeal later.”
Funny we don’t hear Democrats upset that China is conducting an international misinformation campaign on social media against the President.