Worth the time: Jeff Jarvis makes an interesting point of who the winners and losers would be if Facebook removed political targeting.
Who benefits from targeting on Facebook:
1) Upstart/challenger candidates
2) Nascent movements
3) New/small businesses
Key point: Targeted advertising delivers greater relevance at a lower cost as opposed to mass media.
Why this matters: Facebook recently clarified their political ads policy ahead of the 2020 election, and “microtargeting” will be allowed.
Flashback #2: Political ads are tricky to define in digital era
Read the full post from Andrew Bosworth here.