Turning off political ads on Facebook would perchance perchance perchance dangle unpredictable consequences

Turning off political ads on Facebook would perchance perchance perchance dangle unpredictable consequences

Programming note: The Interface is off on Thursday. Back on Monday. It seems hard to believe now, but there was a time when political advertising was relatively uncontroversial. Sure, individual ads regularly proved to be controversial, from the nuclear provocations of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daisy” to racist fear-mongering of George H.W. Bush’s “Willie Horton.” And…