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2019-10-31 10:46 by Karl Denninger
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Twatter Says No, Facesucker Says Yes
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Interesting.

Twatter's Jack says that they will not take political ads.  He cites as the firm's reasons for saying "No" a contradiction that logically cannot make any sense.  It is the combination of:

  • These ads are a minuscule percentage of the whole; ergo, they immaterial to our earnings.  That also means they're immaterial to the number of impressions a person sees -- that is, if you have something that is less than 1% of your ad volume then you'd only see 1 political ad and 99 non-political ones.  This of course means that the total experience would be immaterial and thus have exactly nothing to do with your "total experience."

BUT he also claims...

  • These ads are hyper-targeted and therefore are extremely effective in actually moving votesand therefore constitute an "unfair" influence in the political process.  Uh huh.

So which is it folks?

Think about this for a minute.  You can't both have an "ad platform" that makes no money from a given thing because it's a vanishingly small amount of cash and operations, and then turn around and claim it has some "major impact", let alone that it's unfair impact and thus should be banned.

One of the two may indeed be true but both are not.  Second, if it's unfair to swing your vote can you explain how it's fair to target you for any other purpose?  What -- screwing you out of your money is a sport but screwing you out of a vote is unacceptable?  Why is one all that is good and Holy and the second utterly irresponsible?

Incidentally since I was asked to prove "I'm not a bot" by Twatter it appears they're shadowbanning me, at least partly, based on reports from people who claim to follow me but aren't see my postings.  I guess when there's no penalty for lying, why not do a lot of it?

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