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Instead of combatting Russian social media misinformation, punishing anti-competitive practices, or protecting Americans' data and privacy, the President has invited trolls, conspiracy theorists, anti-Semites, and the whole comments section to the White House. Give me a break.
*correction: the anti-Semitic cartoonist was disinvited when people started asking questions about how the heck he got invited to the White House in the first place.
Instead of complaining that internet trolls and conspiracy peddlers aren't getting as many retweets these days, what if the President of the United States used his platform to lead and address the real challenges we face regarding social media?
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I am seriously jazzed. We now have the details of the first bill the Democrats will present in the 116th Congress. It's basically an anti-corruption bill. They're tackling #VotingRights, #CampaignFinance, and #Ethics!!

Here are some of the specifics of the bill: Thread/
And to be clear, it's not just the incumbent Democrats that worked on the bill. A group of freshmen House Reps have been involved too. 👍🏼
1. The bill would create a NATIONAL automatic voter registration system. Citizens could opt out if they wish. We know from the states that have automatic voter registration, it increases the number of registered voters dramatically. 💯
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Now that this information is out there, what I want to see from Facebook is a real commitment to engage on the substantive policy issues surrounding social media.
We could start with the #HonestAds Act that I introduced with @AmyKlobuchar and the late Sen. McCain.
Facebook has already adopted some of the political advertising reforms in that legislation, but we need to pass it into law so we can have a level playing field for digital political and issue ads.
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While we have an empty chair for @Google at today’s hearing, I’m encouraged that @Facebook and @Twitter have chosen to constructively engage today and to publicly answer some difficult questions from the Intelligence Committee.
It would be a serious understatement to say that much has changed in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. campaign. With the benefit of hindsight, it is obvious that serious mistakes were made by each of the social media companies – as they were by the entire U.S. government.
Both Facebook and Twitter failed to anticipate how their platforms could be manipulated and misused. Like the federal government, they were caught flat-footed by the brazen attacks on our election by Russian-backed operatives.
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Facebook Has a New Political Ad Transparency Website: A Thread. facebook.com/politicalconte…
The new site goes well beyond expectations. It includes issue ads as well as explicitly political ones. It also includes information about the ads' reach and details like different versions and how much money was spent.
The company seems to have realistic expectations, and to be taking ownership of their own past failings. That said, @Facebook's conduct or stock value is the least important part of the story.
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