As soon as I RSVP’ed to a Facebook event for the 2019 Women’s March in Raleigh, I knew something didn’t smell right. The page owners were posting weird, partisan memes that seemed totally out of character, and no-one would reply to my messages asking who was in charge. This week I decided to get to …Continue reading "Disinformation agents attack NC Women’s March"
This is the story of how the Trump campaign used data to target African Americans and young women with $150 million dollars of Facebook and Instagram advertisements in the final weeks of the election, quietly launching the most successful digital voter suppression operation in American history. Throughout the campaign, President-Elect Donald J. Trump shrewdly invested …Continue reading "The Real Voter Fraud: How Trump Used Facebook to Suppress Voting"
I recently received the following message on Facebook from someone named Darren Steele who was apparently an old classmate of a friend of mine. (He was subsequently unfriended by my friend, and blocked by me.) “afro american studies???? lmao..what a waste of time….making some serious cake with that im sure..people like you crack me up. …Continue reading "Too stupid not to share"
I wrote the following in response to a request to give an overview of how board members can use Facebook Causes to help the organization where I work, the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). I thought it would make a handy reference for other organizations taking baby steps on Facebook. This advice is intended for people …Continue reading "Facebook 101 for nonprofits"