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Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg has been the target of climate denying trolls before, but the latest example is too far even by already horrifying standards.
In the wake of a carpet-bomb of Bloomberg-sponsored memes, The New York Times reported rumblings of nervous activity over at Facebook HQ this week. Several meme accounts, including previous FyreFest shills FuckJerry, had mobilized into an entity called “Meme 2020”; Bloomberg appeared on dozens of feeds with millions of followers, photoshopped in board shorts, flouting vague political ad policies; a new era of political sponcon was upon us. A Facebook employee told the Times that a team circulated the story and “immediately” assembled to “scour Facebook and Instagram for examples of influencers who had posted favourable Bloomberg content.” A memo! A probe! In record time, Facebook’s director of product Rob Leathern announced the release of a catalogue of user-generated Instagram and Facebook posts sponsored by political campaigns. Let’s tab over there and see what they’ve discovered. Oh, ten Instagram accounts...