In the recent years, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been actively involved in a number of issues related to technology and freedom of expression. This article looks into the ACLU’s recent efforts to oppose Facebook’s decision to ban political ads from Michael Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York City. The ACLU claims that this move by Facebook violates Americans’ right to free speech and their ability to make informed decisions about who should be elected into office in 2020. aclu murphy facebooknixbloomberg
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently made a bold move in their campaign against Facebook by filing a lawsuit against the social media giant. The suit, which was filed on behalf of former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, alleges that Facebook has violated federal election law by allowing political campaigns to purchase ads without disclosing who is paying for them. Moreover, it argues that this allows foreign entities to influence U.S. elections without citizens being aware of it. aclu murphy facebooknixbloomberg
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently took a stand against Facebook’s political ad policy. The ACLU has stated that allowing politicians to post ads containing false and misleading information puts democracy in danger. This stand was taken after Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign ran an ad on Facebook containing false claims about former candidate Bernie Sanders. The ACLU has called on Facebook to revise the current policy and prevent the spread of misinformation.