Social Media Companies Should Permanently Ban Political Advertising
"Online political ads pose two significant structural challenges for social media services: transparency and fact-checking."
"Politicians often lie to potential voters. Some lies are relatively harmless while others are brazen contradictions of well-known facts or promises that the politician never intends to keep. Because factual statements come in many shades, services struggle with how to best navigate the gray area between absolute truth and pure fiction."
Irina Raicu (@iEthics), director of Internet Ethics and Eric Goldman (@ericgoldman), faculty scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, co-director of the High Tech Law Institute and supervisor of the Privacy Law Certificate program at Santa Clara University's School of Law published in the San Francisco Chronicle.