Liberal politicians’ all-out war against the Trump administration reached stunning new heights in recent months, with recently released data showing House and Senate Democrats have ratcheted up their attacks on Facebook by 450% since his election.
According to the Washington Examiner, attacks by Democrats surged in November 2016, despite Republicans launching fewer assaults on social media during the final years of the Obama presidency.
“Following Trump’s inauguration, the share of Democratic legislators’ Facebook posts that included oppositional language – defined here as posts that oppose or disagree with the actions, decisions or positions of Trump and his administration or Republicans and conservatives – peaked in March 2017 at an average of 33% of all of their posts before ramping down to 24% toward the end of the year,” writes Pew.
“That compares with an average of 12% of Republican lawmakers’ posts expressing opposition to Democrats and liberals or Obama during the last two years of his presidency,” adds the poll.
“The analysis finds that Democrats expressed political opposition nearly five times as much under Trump as they did during the last two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Much of this opposition was directed at President Trump, though Democrats also increasingly opposed Republican members of Congress,” says Pew.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner
POLITICAL PREDICTION: Facebook Predicts if You’re Liberal or Conservative, Here’s How to Find Out
The fallout surrounding Facebook’s recent admission that it handed over the personal data of over 50 million users escalated Tuesday; with founder Mark Zuckerberg agreeing to testify before Congressional investigators in the coming weeks.
The fierce backlash began earlier this month, when the social media giant admitted handing over sensitive material to Cambridge Analytica and other organizations throughout the 2016 campaign and beyond; prompting users to question how their private information is bought and sold on the internet.
At the heart of the matter is Facebook’s internal software that predicts whether you’re very liberal, very conservative, or anything in between. Here’s how to find out what Facebook thinks of you:
- Open account “Settings.”
- Select “Ads” on the left-hand column.
- Click “Your Information” and then “Your Categories.”
- It will then reveal if Facebook thinks your “very conservative,” “very liberal,” and everything in between.
Read the full story at Fox News.
DEBUNKED: Facebook Admits Users Didn't See Russian Ads Until AFTER Election
The media’s Russia-Trump collusion narrative continued to collapse this week, after Facebook officials told Congressional investigators that nearly half of the 10 million users “exposed” to Russian-backed advertisements didn’t see the material until after the 2016 election.
Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s Vice President of Policy and Communications, told lawmakers that 56% of ads appeared on the social media giant’s webpage after Election Day, with 44% appearing on the site before November.
Facebook recently supplied Congress with approximately 3,000 paid advertisements with links to Russian-backed firms or organizations. The technology giant informed investigators that the ads cost roughly $100,000, and believe they were purchased by Kremlin supported sources to siphon votes away from Hillary Clinton and towards Donald Trump.
“Roughly 25% of the ads were never shown to anyone,” Schrage added. “That’s because advertising auctions are designed so that ads reach people based on relevance, and certain ads may not reach anyone as a result.”
“Most of the ads appear to focus on divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum, touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights,” Schrage said. “A number of them appear to encourage people to follow Pages on these issues.”
Doomed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has routinely blamed Facebook –as well as a host of other external factors- for her surprising defeat to Donald Trump last fall. The former Secretary of State claims that Russia, using Facebook, twitter, and other forms of social media, colluded with President Trump to steal the 2016 election.
h/t Daily Caller