Facebook is testing autoplaying video ads inside of Messenger, and holy crap this is a bad idea. The context: Facebook confirmed to Quartz yesterday it was rolling out the ads next Monday to a small group of users. While a spokesperson insisted the user would be “in control” of their ad experience, that basically means you can hide and report ads of your choosing. You can’t opt out of it. Stefanos Loukakos, Messenger’s head of ad business, told Recode he’s waiting to gauge audience reaction on the ads before he passes judgement on their value, and I’m just going to let this… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
If you spend enough time on Twitter, you’ll eventually see the truism that “there’s a Trump tweet for everything.” Like in 2014 when then-citizen Trump lashed out at then-President Barack Obama for golfing too much during his presidency, and then—if TrumpGolfCount.com can be trusted—went golfing himself 112 times since his inauguration.
But it’s not just Trump’s own past that can come back to haunt him. There are quite a few moments where presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned the country what Trump would do if elected, and people brushed it off as extremist or alarmist. Case in point, as pointed out by researcher Ethan Grey on Twitter: In the third presidential debate, Clinton said, “I don’t want to rip families apart. I don’t want to be sending parents away from children. I don’t want to see the deportation force that Donald has talked about in action in our country.”
In the wake of the ongoing crisis at our border, and the camps set up for the migrant children ripped away from their parents, it’s a chilling reminder that the country could have turned out very differently. It’s also a great reminder to vote.
“I don’t want to rip families apart. I don’t want to be sending parents away from children. I don’t want to see the deportation force that Donald has talked about in action in our country.”
—Hillary Clinton, 3rd Presidential Debate, 10/19/16
You all knew what was on the ballot. pic.twitter.com/oMvK9wB982
— Ethan Grey (@_EthanGrey) June 21, 2018
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