Wednesday, April 9, 2014


See this article for what you should know about Facebook's image versus the reality. Maybe that should be its new name? TwoFacebook? Some excerpts:

"Facebook shareholders called out the social network for backing politicians whose positions on public policy issues, such as Internet freedom, LGBT rights, and the environment, don’t align with Facebook’s image, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

"As recently as last year, Facebook contributed to three politicians who supported the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, policies that threatened free speech online, according to the filing. Forty-one percent of Facebook’s PAC contributions also went to politicians who voted against LGBT rights, with another third going toward candidates pushing the deregulation of greenhouse gas emissions and striking down the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.

"Facebook has also maintained its membership in the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which dozens of major companies dropped after controversy over the group’s involvement in some of the nation’s most severe laws on immigration, Stand Your Ground, and prisons.

"The contributions paint a stark contrast to Facebook’s public image as a crusader for equal rights, free speech and renewable energy. The social network is a champion of widespread Internet access, free from censorship and government surveillance."

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