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anonymous:
Jesus christ. The election was nearly a year ago. She lost. You lost. Get over it.
12:19 am — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
ohm:
Time for more censorship.
12:35 am — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
anonymous:
Even for the Washington Post, this is unhinged.

Running with the author's assumption that Facebook is a media company, why is content bias that favors Trump wrong, but content bias that favors Hillary – which in deception and volume far outstripped the pro-Trump stuff – not even not critiqued, but not even noticed?

The real problem with the media isn't that Facebook allowed scurrilous stories that ultimately may have boosted Trump a fraction of a percent – it's that they've abandoned any pretense of journalism, are completely blind to their own rank biases and serve not truth but a corporate establishment.

No one is more extreme, more out-of-touch, most racist, most classist, more sexist and more dangerous that our sainted elites.

Donald Trump is a mess, and yet he and his lot are infinitely preferable to these wine-swilling apparatchiks.
12:39 am — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Legion of Bad Ideas:
Jesus, all Clinton needed to do to win was create a bunch of fake Facebook accounts and run 100k worth of ads.

Who knew she was that fucking incompetent? She blew hundreds of millions, and all she needed to do was use Facebook. Someone needs to slap that bitch upside the head.
1:11 am — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Gruber the Booger:
Who else can we blame for Hillary Clinton's loss?

I'll save the other Booger their time:

>I'm gay
1:46 am — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Ero:
Legion of Bad Ideas:

> Who knew she was that fucking incompetent? She blew hundreds of millions, and all she needed to do was use Facebook. Someone needs to slap that bitch upside the head.

It's said in jest, but you're absolutely right. She and her campaign managers just needed this, people eat up junk/fake/whatever news stories faster than legitimate sources can debunk, so in terms of bang for buck it's a no brainer.

Trump is a bumbling dullard, but he and his handlers (Russian or otherwise, it doesn't matter) convinced enough people that he's a shrewd businessman against the establishment. And he still has lackeys defending him even now. It's genius, really.
5:18 am — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Gruber F. Johnson:
>Trump is a bumbling dullard, but he and his handlers (Russian or otherwise, it doesn't matter) convinced enough people that he's a shrewd businessman against the establishment. And he still has lackeys defending him even now. It's genius, really.

So then he actually *is* a shrewd businessman against the establishment.
5:19 am — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
anonymous:
I Hillary had won the same way we'd all be reading fawning articles about her data and social teams.

"REPUBLICANS DON'T GET NEW MEDIA OR THE YOUTH" they'd say.

Shame trump won though.
5:22 am — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Legion of Bad Ideas:
In the end a vagina wasn't as exciting as a black man, so they lost.
1:04 pm — Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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