House and Senate “Intelligence” Committees are concerned about $150k in Facebook ads when Hillary spent nearly $1.2 billion and Trump a little over $600 million?!? I had to put the word intelligence in quotes because it is stretching the definition to think that an intelligent person would think that a nearly combined $2 billion dollars gets overwhelmed by $150,000 on Facebook ads. If anything all these revelations about advertising and money in campaigns should prove that more money doesn’t always win elections. Hillary outspent Trump 2 to 1 and still lost.
In recent weeks, investigators have begun scrutinizing what role Russian activity on social media might have played in the election, especially after Facebook disclosed that it found more than $150,000 in Russian-linked ad spending on more than 5,200 ads on its platform.
How about this question, is it illegal for the Russian Government or any foreign government to advertise? Should it be? It seems to me that the answer to this question should be a resounding no. Why is there something wrong with anyone advertising on TV, radio, or the Internet? Ultimately it’s up to the people to be intelligent enough to discern what information is valuable and what is not. The real crime here is the poor education system in the United States that is teaching people to just follow along with what they’re told rather than to question everything and look at all news and advertising with a skeptical eye.