Mark Zuckerberg has been defiant about his decision to continue selling political ads on Facebook, even ones that feature flatly false statements by politicians. advertisement advertisement But according to professor and digital rights advocate David Carroll, Zuckerberg’s arguments—that political ads are expressions of free speech that the public should have access to—don’t hold up. Carroll, who is best known for suing Trump-connected political data firm Cambridge Analytica, which was chronicled in the Netflix documentary The Great Hack, argues that a massive social network that microtargets ads at narrowly defined groups of people shouldn’t be a major distributor of political information. That’s because if people only see advertisements focused just on the issues that get them the most riled up, they can’t have an informed conversation with their neighbors. Here’s how microtargeting works: Campaigns come to Facebook and ask the … [Read more...] about There could be a simple solution to Facebook’s political ad woes
Devendra Fadnavis informed Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on November 10 that the BJP would not stake claim to form the government in state. This, despite the BJP being the single-largest party following the assembly elections.So, what's the road ahead for the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance or, will the Sena seek support form Congress and Nationalist Congress Party to form the government?In this episode of Political Bazaar, Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra gets in conversation with Political Editor at CNN-News18, Marya Shakil to find out what's brewing in the state.Close Watch the video for more.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about Political Bazaar | Who will form the government in Maharashtra?
Senior Congress leaders have left the resort in Jaipur, where newly-elected Maharashtra Congress legislators are staying, to attend the working committee meeting of the party in Delhi.The Congress is expected to take a final call on extending support to the Shiv Sena at the meeting of its top leadership with Maharashtra state leaders at 4 pm.Former Union minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, former chief ministers Prithviraj Chavan and Ashok Chavan, state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and party general secretary Avinash Pande have left the resort, sources said.Close The Congress MLAs are staying in the resort here since Friday and the leaders held rounds of meeting to discuss political impasse in Maharashtra. related news Decision on Ayodhya verdict review at AIMPLB meet on November 17: Advocate Zafaryab Jilani Maharashtra government formation: Shiv Sena's alliances over the years Important Maharashtra gets govt soon for public works: Jyotiraditya Scindia The Shiv Sena is racing … [Read more...] about Senior Congress leaders leave Jaipur resort, to attend Delhi meeting
With the Maharashtra governor inviting the Shiv Sena to stake claim, party chief Uddhav Thackeray now faces the biggest test of his political life to form a Sena-led government in the state, if the Congress and NCP decide to support him.Thackeray, 59, a regional leader, stood up and held his ground against a national party (BJP) over tussle for sharing power, a political analyst said on condition of anonymity.Now, he will have to prove his credentials as a leader who can navigate a new political path with parties like the Congress and NCP, which are ideologically different, he said.Close "The tie-up will be with a national party and it remains to be seen how he will convince (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi to support him. Will he soften the fiery Hindutva stand, which the Shiv Sena espouses, or will that be an obstacle, the coming days will tell," the analyst said. related news Decision on Ayodhya verdict review at AIMPLB meet on November 17: Advocate Zafaryab Jilani … [Read more...] about Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray faces acid test as he charts new course for Shiv Sena
A day after it declined to form a government in Maharashtra for want of numbers, the BJP is keenly following Monday's political developments which saw its estranged ally Shiv Sena racing against time to enlist support of the NCP and the Congress.The clock is ticking for the Uddhav Thackeray-led party which has time till 7:30 pm to "indicate the willingness and ability" of the party to form government, as directed by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.As the Sena has limited options, the BJP held a couple of rounds of meetings on its political strategy which would be largely dependent upon the outcome of the meeting of Sena leaders with the governor.Close Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the party would comment on the political developments, if required, only after 7:30 pm, the deadline given by the governor to the Sena. related news Maharashtra government formation | Willing to form govt, waiting for letters of support: Shiv Sena to Governor Congress, NCP have sent … [Read more...] about BJP keeps close watch as Shiv Sena races against time to form govt