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Friday, November 15, 2019

Just two organizations were responsible for the majority of anti-vaccine advertisements on Facebook before the social media giant restricted such content in March of this year, according to a November 13 study in the journal Vaccine.




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Kind of surprising. The level of micro targeting available in ads is scary frankly. The practice should be HIGHLY scrutinized by regulators.

It's interesting how we use it with geo-targeting and such withing my organization as well. Just draw a box around where you want the ads run. Focusing on a company? Draw a box.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-11-15 03:57 PM | Reply

He's a nutter, and an authoritarian.

"RFK Jr. wants law to 'punish global warming skeptics'"

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-15 04:16 PM | Reply

Anti-vaxxers are an existential threat to all of us.

#3 | Posted by cbob at 2019-11-15 05:04 PM | Reply

#1 It is more focused than that. Have you ever subscribed to a group/channel/feed? Do you follow people on social media? Even your reading habits on the net get you added to interest lists. Combined with AB testing, you can cheaply create a campaign that has a conversion rate to purchase/donation close to 50% after the first contact. My companies targeted conversion rate is over 30%. That is crazy high compared to other media channels.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-11-15 05:59 PM | Reply

There's no need to vaccinate all your children. Just vaccinate the ones you want to keep.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-11-16 05:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"anti-vaccine advertisements"

WT absolute F?

Who's the sponsor...American Funeral Association?

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-16 05:33 PM | Reply

"RFK Jr. wants law to 'punish global warming skeptics'"

Good for him.

I want a law punishing RFK Jr.

Hopefully, neither of us will get what we want.

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-16 05:34 PM | Reply

This human success story brought to you by Capitalism, and the First Amendment.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-17 12:00 AM | Reply

Anti-vaxxers have always been a loud minority.

They've also, sadly, been a minority of idiots or shameless POSes looking to sell people nonsense.

Even Andrew Wakefield ended up being a money-driven schitheap. Hell, he lost his medical license for clear conflicts of interest.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-17 04:22 AM | Reply

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