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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16440 on: 20 November, 2019, 10:56:26 pm »

One of the problems identified with the most recent UK and US elections (and the Brexit referendum) was targeted ads on social media.

Unlike TV, print and billboard ads, you were seeing ads tailored to your personal concerns and nobody else knew you were seeing them (or who was paying for them).

I just got this. Feel free to share your own targeted ads and lift the lid off the closed box - clicking on Zuckerberg's transparency link about the ad doesn't yield anything useful, but a search reveals it's a front for a Boris Johnson minion who only left government a few weeks ago and has already been fined for violating Facebook's incredibly lax ad regulations.





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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16441 on: 21 November, 2019, 12:08:03 pm »
Now, THAT is what I call a manifesto!! 

Wow, if a Labour Government can pull off even a quarter of that it will revolutionise the lives of millions of people.

https://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Real-Change-Labour-Manifesto-2019.pdf

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16442 on: 21 November, 2019, 01:10:00 pm »
I like your manifesto, put it to the testo.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16443 on: 21 November, 2019, 02:08:11 pm »
I like your manifesto, put it to the testo.

Oddly, I'd had that song in my head all morning before reading this.  Now that I think of it, it was because I couldn't find my jumper when I came out of the shower.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16444 on: 21 November, 2019, 02:20:29 pm »
I like your manifesto, put it to the testo.

Do you know any Latin?

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16445 on: 21 November, 2019, 02:39:54 pm »
Obviously the big stuff will get all the attention to prove it's unworkable Stalinist pipe dreams - flattening long stretches of ground and then laying a solid layer of material over it so that vehicles can traverse the land in an attempt to create some kind of daffy transport infrastructure paid for through a sort of tithe is some kind of crazy madman's lunatic insanity because I have consulted people in the know and they say it can't possibly work - but I audibly gasped at the policy of banning MPs from having second jobs or receiving money from lobbying or special interest groups, which is genuinely a great idea on its own but also top trolling.
Banning ATM charges - also good.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16446 on: 21 November, 2019, 05:48:07 pm »
I like your manifesto, put it to the testo.

Do you know any Latin?

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uno, duo, tres, quattor, quinque. 

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16447 on: 21 November, 2019, 06:01:54 pm »

Sic transit gloria mundi.

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Be excellent to each other. And party on!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16448 on: 21 November, 2019, 08:21:03 pm »
Targeted ads are weird - for instance Youtube seems to think I am a US military veteran for some reason.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16449 on: 21 November, 2019, 08:40:37 pm »
Targeted ads are weird - for instance Youtube seems to think I am a US military veteran for some reason.

You did move to the Pacific North-West






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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16450 on: 21 November, 2019, 10:03:05 pm »
The Tory Party manifesto turns out to be more interesting than I ever thought it could be.

https://www.thetorymanifesto.com/

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16451 on: 24 November, 2019, 10:34:44 pm »


EDIT: Actually from 2017.


I don't think this is Dominic Cummings messing about with Photoshop or something from a parody site, but at this point who can really tell the difference:







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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16452 on: 24 November, 2019, 11:09:39 pm »
Reminds me of...
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16453 on: 26 November, 2019, 12:02:38 pm »
Can someone please tell me if Corbyn is an anti-semite or not?

I usually listen to the Today programme on my way to work. It's probably my main (or at least most regular) source of news. This story comes up time and again - they're always interviewing so called experts and discussing it. Over the course of how ever many months I'm yet to hear any specific examples of anti-semitic behaviour from Corbyn.
I could google it but the question is - should I really have to? If they're going to trot out this accusation time and again they could at least be specific about what the accusation actually is.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #16454 on: 26 November, 2019, 12:17:29 pm »
Can someone please tell me if Corbyn is an anti-semite or not?

It's nonsense. There is literally no data to support the idea that antisemitism is more prevalent amongst Labour supporters than the general population and what data there is suggests it's far less prevalent, and decreases the further left you go politically.

Corbyn supports Palestinian rights and a two state solution in Israel, which has given a a chunk of the pro-Israel lobby (not code for "Jews" before anyone suggests it — there are lots of non-Jewish people in the pro-Israel lobby) and the political right a common cause and anti-semitism is the stick with which they've chosen to beat Labour in general and Corbyn in particular.

Corbyn personally has a long record of defending Jewish rights including, ironically, supporting a campaign to stop the sale (and in the view of orthodox Jews, desecration) of a Jewish cemetery to property developers when planning permission was granted by the council run by Margaret Hodge, who has been among the loudest voices screaming "antisemitism" at him.
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