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Old 10 October 2017, 03:37 AM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
Join Date: 29 December 2005
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I am sure that all traditional media outlets keep track of who buys political ads. I can't imagine why Google, Facebook, ... would be any difference.

One reason for the edata businesses to be out in front on this issue is that (1) it will drive regulation and (2) to avoid prosecution for violating election laws.

Things making it difficult for edata businesses to track this kind of thing is (1) the people posting/buying aren't people and don't behave like people and (2) they don't appear to be doing anything other than buying ads and posting on social media.
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