I love this headline for this article from the CBC:
Help CBC News investigate political ads on Facebook
How much are you paying for people doing your work for you? Oh, that’s right, nothing.
ProPublica is behind this one, and has a similar headline to a similar article:
Help Us Monitor Political Ads Online
ProPublica launches a “PAC” to scrutinize campaign ads on Facebook.
What this extension is a way for media companies to monitor your online habits, without having to pay people a dime. How noble of you to exploit people’s fears and labour as you get to look at what people are looking at so you can tailor-make propaganda in the name of being “journalists.”
Remember — ProPublica was founded by Democrat billionaires.
They aren’t that rich for nothing, kids.
The New York Times pulled the same stunt during the 2016 president election — and Trump still won despite the Big Brother monitoring of the partisan flock.
This is the sort of thing journalists howl at when other people do it — but then they just do the same thing.
If they want to do some market research — then they can pay for it like everyone else…