Bloomberg's meme spree prompts changes in Facebook, Instagram rules

Facebook won't treat the sponsored content in exactly the same way it treats political ads.

15.2.2020

Mike Bloomberg's spree of often-surreal social media memes is having one concrete impact — it prompted Facebook to make another change Friday in its rules for paid political content

Facebook won't treat the sponsored content in exactly the same way it treats political ads.

apply. Previously, Facebook had prohibited sponsored posts by campaigns as part of a broader ban on political entities' use of a suite of tools that involve financial transactions, like subscription services and so-called ad breaks . It had banned them out of fear that those practices could be considered campaign contributions by Facebook. But Facebook points out that, unlike with paid ads, it has no role in the money changing hands behind sponsored posts. “Branded content is different from advertising, but in either case we believe it’s important people know when they’re seeing paid content on our platforms," the spokesperson said. Candidates' use of paid memes still falls in a gray area of federal election law, a gap unlikely to be filled by Election Day. A spokesperson for the Federal Election Commission told POLITICO that "commission regulations do not explicitly address social media influencers." “Public communications that expressly advocate the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office and placed on the Internet for a fee must include a disclaimer to inform that public of the identify that entity that paid for the communication,” said the spokesperson, who also alluded to the fact that . "As you may already know, the agency is currently operating without a working quorum, and as a result, the Commission is unable to move forward at the moment on any new rulemakings." Filed Under: Read more: POLITICO

TRANSLATION: Bloomberg is literally spending hundreds of millions, and Facebook WANTS that money. Corruption His memes are trash. His team can't meme. He needs a box to put them in. Facebook is a complete scandal, fraud, greed machine and disgrace. MZ has sold out. I have no respect for him Rules for thee, but not for me.

MillenPolitics FB is the reason to vote Warren. Zuckerberg is as greedy and immoral and self-serving as trump. They both need boundaries set for them. Golly, is Zuck promoting another billionaire TrueFactsStated Another reason to stay away from FB. From now on, Facebook and Instagram will allow 'branded content' from political candidates — a practice in which a campaign pays influencers to place supportive posts on their accounts. Previously they banned such content from politicians by default

Mike Bloomberg is paying online influencers to post memes for his 2020 campaignDemocratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was recently the subject of several satirical memes uploaded to Instagram. I dont want another Billionaire in The White House. Especially dont want a President that buys his votes! Have had enough of this bs! that's a bit too much in my view. They must not be that good... haven’t seen a single Meme...

See the memes Mike Bloomberg's campaign paid Instagram influencers for - Business InsiderMike Bloomberg's presidential campaign has hired a meme collective to deploy meme-ads all over Instagram — see them here.

Memes parodying Mike Bloomberg's paid Instagram meme campaign are flooding the internet - InsiderIt can be difficult to distinguish between the real sponsored Bloomberg posts and the fakers – but that may have been the campaign's intention.

Michael Bloomberg Hopes Memes Will Distract From His History of Racism and SexismFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has enlisted the help of popular Instagram meme accounts to bolster his presidential run. The New York Times reports that the Bloomberg campaign is working with Meme 2020, a company that manages and curates Instagram influencer accounts. Meme 2020&039;s lead strategist is Mick Purzycki, chief executive of Jerry Media of FuckJerry fame. Together with an army of other Instagram accounts who became popular for stealing content, Meme 2020 launched a campaign to make Bloomberg a meme that was palatable for their Gen Z and Millennial audiences. Be like Mike. AshleyJudd It worked for Trump AshleyJudd He running as a dem to help Trump win. Why cant people see through that?

Bloomberg Spent More Than $1 Million On That Barrage Of Instagram MemesFor a candidate prepared to spend $1 billion on his campaign, big hype for a relatively cheap buy. skleb1234 And I blocked every memer that showed up in my feed. So there. skleb1234 What a way to absolutely blow a million dollars...He should not have entered the race n the first place...SMH🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ skleb1234 is angye✔ tomorow indeed

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