Political ads put Twitter, Facebook and Google in a bind. Here's why. home community icon-community Political ads put Twitter, Facebook and Google in a bind. Here's why. May 18, 2020 Media, Democracy, & Public Discourse Joan Donovan Share To icon--facebook icon--twitterJoan Donovan explains that the ability to precisely target ads makes social media "a different kind of weapon in the war of disinformation. You can target your ad at communities that you want to inflame or create outrage." Read more from CNET Last updated May 26, 2020 You might also likecommunity Two Years Ago This Brazilian Expert on the Far Right Predicted Their Insurrectioncommunity How ChatGPT Hijacks Democracycommunity Social media can be polarizing. A new type of algorithm aims to change that.