Zuckerberg’s BS Response to President Trump
Facebook is the mafioso “friend” who will ultimately stick the ice pick in your brain, then chop you up to discard your body.
I’ve been saying this for some time. Facebook is gathering Conservatives into the “kill zone”, where we will be easy pickings.
There is hardly a Conservative I know capitalizing on Facebook who isn’t currently strategizing on how to “soften the message” in order to simply maintain revenue.
And as soon as you adjust to the NEW standards, Facebook changes things and you water down the message again.
President Trump put out a tweet the other day about Facebook being “anti-Trump.”
“Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were always anti-Trump hence,Fake News, @nytimes (apologized) & @WaPo were anti-Trump. Collusion?”
Later that same evening, Zuckerberg responded to the president on video.
I want to respond to President Trump’s tweet this morning claiming Facebook has always been against him.
Every day I work to bring people together and build a community for everyone. We hope to give all people a voice and create a platform for all ideas.
Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don’t like. That’s what running a platform for all ideas looks like.
The facts suggest the greatest role Facebook played in the 2016 election was different from what most are saying:
– More people had a voice in this election than ever before. There were billions of interactions discussing the issues that may have never happened offline. Every topic was discussed, not just what the media covered.
– This was the first US election where the internet was a primary way candidates communicated. Every candidate had a Facebook page to communicate directly with tens of millions of followers every day.
– Campaigns spent hundreds of millions advertising online to get their messages out even further. That’s 1000x more than any problematic ads we’ve found.
– We ran “get out the vote” efforts that helped as many as 2 million people register to vote. To put that in perspective, that’s bigger than the get out the vote efforts of the Trump and Clinton campaigns put together. That’s a big deal.
After the election, I made a comment that I thought the idea misinformation on Facebook changed the outcome of the election was a crazy idea. Calling that crazy was dismissive and I regret it. This is too important an issue to be dismissive. But the data we have has always shown that our broader impact — from giving people a voice to enabling candidates to communicate directly to helping millions of people vote — played a far bigger role in this election.
We will continue to work to build a community for all people. We will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation and subvert elections. We’ll keep working to ensure the integrity of free and fair elections around the world, and to ensure our community is a platform for all ideas and force for good in democracy.
Zuckerberg reminds me of a child who discovers a nuclear weapons and plays kickball with it.
He’s still discovering the power of this platform, and we happily keep buying into it.
I mentioned recently my difficulties with Facebook, as they arbitrarily and without notice removed my ability to make money on the platform. They said a post I made violated their “code” in some way.
The only way I violated Facebook’s policies in any way is by espousing my Conservative viewpoint. I dare you to look at some of the crap the Left get away with on Facebook, then compare it to almost any Conservative site, even those who have been kicked off the platform. Our stories are benign in comparison if not downright “white bread”.
The day will come where I don’t need to ask people to join Tea Party Community, the alternative to Facebook for Conservatives. I didn’t build this site for self-aggrandizement, but to save the Republic. As you can see, Zuckerberg believes we live in a democracy. Ask yourself what the majority of Facebook users think of us, and I give you HIS democracy.
Far too much power over the world resides in the hands of a super wealth millennial who stole the company he now controls. Anybody think Zuckerberg is a man of scruples?