Keep the Government Away from Facebook
So Facebook is liberal, or at least has a left bias. What a revelation. What high-tech type company isn’t. I mean, really – Google, Apple, Microsoft – they’re all run by libs, and most who work for them also tilt left. These companies all have this in common. How is it a surprise to anyone?
They have another thing in common. They are also private corporations and, as such, should be able to do whatever they wish regarding the content they allow or rank. This is not to say we on the right can’t complain or make a stir when we see bias.
We on the right can air our discontent. We can draw attention to obvious bias and can even boycott, as has been done rather successfully to Target. Of course, a single chain, brick-and-mortar store with plenty of competition is a lot easier to boycott than refusing to use Google or Microsoft or not purchasing an Apple product. You would practically have to boycott the Internet, which today isn’t exactly feasible.
Still, Facebook is bit different. It’s neither a search engine nor a product. It’s merely a social media platform – one that just happens to be owned by a lib and employs mostly libs. And how do we know this?
Two weeks ago Breitbart reported that, “Hillary Clinton is the largest beneficiary of donations from Facebook employees this election cycle, having received over $114,000, more than any other presidential candidate.” The report added, “The Hill found that roughly 78 employees who work on engineering, communications, public policy, strategy, marketing, human resources, and other areas have donated to Clinton.”
If we know this, you would think those in Washington must – or should. Actually, if it has anything to do with political donations, they surely know.
One who does is Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas. He told CNSNews: “I think liberal media bias is a huge problem among TV, cable, newspapers and social media. It’s all-pervasive. So the charges by the former [Facebook] employees that there was a liberal bias at Facebook did not surprise me. And to my knowledge, it has not been adequately addressed.”