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Facebook's Dangerous Push to Appease the Right

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The New York Times exposé of Facebook reveals not only their lies and smears, but also just how much they kowtowed to the right.

The Definers peppered journalists with information insinuating that George Soros, the Jewish billionaire financier who has criticized Facebook’s inaction on disinformation, was behind the attacks by Freedom from Facebook. (Soros’s charitable organization says it has donated to members of Freedom from Facebook, but never funded the group itself nor any efforts to target Facebook.)

To placate the right, the liberal company Facebook misled the nation again and again about the nature of Russian interference in the election. They repeatedly fed right wing conspiracies while waving away criticism from the left. It’s hard to see how an ardently Trumpist company could do much better.

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There is a widespread refusal to believe that the truth often has a liberal bias.

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And the lies have conservative bias.

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The social architects should all go pound rocks.

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The article says " In September 2017, Facebook released a very limited description of the Russian efforts at manipulating the election via Facebook. The very next day, the New York Times revealed that the problem was much more extensive. Yet Republicans nonetheless accused Facebook of inciting left wing conspiracy theories.... In no small part to placate the right, the liberal company Facebook misled the nation again and again about the nature of Russian interference in the election."


Russiagate is real!

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I am not so sure it was the very top leadership (as in Zuckerberg and Sandberg) of the whole company, but rather a few individuals who were allowed to exercise their conservative machinations with no interruption or prevention.


For example: Joel Kaplan sitting right behind Kavanaugh at those hearings, who threw a big party for him after his "confirmation" (if you can call it a confirmation).


This series of events set off a firestorm at Facebook.


Please see my more detailed article:

Facebook Moderation Rule Book Leaked~~~Facebook Jail vs.The First Amendment

click here

Watch this video, please!


"Facebook Employees Unhappy With Senior Executive Attending Brett Kavanaugh's Testimony Facebook is facing criticism after a senior executive was seen at Brett Kavanaugh's testimony. The company's policy chief Joel Kaplan is friends with Kavanaugh"



Facebook Employees Unhappy With Senior Executive Attending Brett Kavanaugh's Testimony Facebook is facing criticism after a senior executive was seen at Brett Kavanaugh's testimony. The company's policy chief Joel Kaplan is friends with Kavanaugh ...
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