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Facebook criticized after Bashar
al-Assad ‘sponsored’ election posts

Washington Post, by Adam Taylor

Original Article

Posted By:EagleEye, 6/2/2014 1:36:26 PM

The upcoming Syrian elections have been dismissed as a "farce" and a "parody of democracy" by opposition leaders, but that doesn´t mean Bashar al-Assad isn´t taking it seriously. And he has one useful tool in his arsenal: Facebook. On Monday, The Syria Campaign launched a website that took the American social network to task for allegedly taking money from the Assad campaign for sponsored posts. (Snip) According to Facebook, the sponsored content has already been taken down, but The Syria Campaign is now demanding the social network give any money it received for the campaign to charities for Syrian children.

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I´m not sure if this has anything to do with "net neutrality," but the dRATS are allowed in our country to post websites and links at will to attack the GOP. Besides, now they have the IRS on their side. So, why the phony wringing of hands here?

      


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Facebook criticized after Bashar
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The upcoming Syrian elections have been dismissed as a "farce" and a "parody of democracy" by opposition leaders, but that doesn´t mean Bashar al-Assad isn´t taking it seriously. And he has one useful tool in his arsenal: Facebook. On Monday, The Syria Campaign launched a website that took the American social network to task for allegedly taking money from the Assad campaign for sponsored posts. (Snip) According to Facebook, the sponsored content has already been taken down, but The Syria Campaign is now demanding the social network give any money it received for the campaign to charities for Syrian children.

   

 

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