Saturday, October 26, 2019

Zuckerberg's fake dinner equality

Another example of his behavior not matching his words. He invites conservative people to dinner but not liberals. When asked at a Congressional hearing about his conservative dinner companions he said he likes to dine with “lots of people across the spectrum on lots of different issues all the time.” The Intercept asked some prominent liberals and not a single one has ever had such an invitation. The article explores some possible explanations, bottom line being Suckerberg is a conservative. Hence why he dines with liars and lies for them.

"Cynics might tell you that Zuckerberg, the fifth-richest person on Earth and head of a giant international conglomerate, is largely sympathetic to the corporate right. According to a Bloomberg News analysis, the 2017 GOP tax bill saved Facebook $8.3 billion in just one year.

"The same cynics might mention that Facebook’s first outside investor was Peter Thiel, who now serves on the company’s board — and is one of just two members of its compensation and governance committee. Thiel, an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, secretly funded a lawsuit that destroyed the news outlet Gawker.

"These cynical cynics would point out that, despite constant accusations from the right-wing media that Facebook “silences” conservatives, the right-wing media is wildly popular on Facebook. They’d say this is no surprise, since Facebook’s vice president for U.S. public policy is Joel Kaplan, a former aide to George W. Bush and current member of the board of Bush’s presidential museum. According to the Wall Street Journal, Kaplan has 'wielded his influence to postpone or kill projects that risk upsetting conservatives.'"

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