Facebook Liberal Bias Confirmed

Conservatives have already known this for some time but Ted Cruz does a fantastic job of helping make this clear when he questioned Mark Zuckerberg last week.

Cruz: Well, Mr. Zuckerberg, I would say there are a great many Americans who I think are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship. There have been numerous instances with Facebook; in May of 2016, Gizmodo reported that Facebook had purposefully and routinely suppressed conservative stories from trending news, including stories about CPAC, including stories about Mitt Romney, including stories about the Lois Lerner/IRS scandal, including stories about Glenn Beck. In addition to that, Facebook has initially shut down the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day page, has blocked a post of a Fox News reporter, has blocked over two dozen Catholic pages, and most recently blocked Trump supporters Diamond and Silk’s page with 1.2 million Facebook followers after determining their content and brand were “unsafe to the community.” To a great many Americans that appears to be a pervasive pattern of political bias. Do you agree with that assessment?

Zuckerberg: Senator, let me say a few things about this. First: I understand where that concern is coming from; as Facebook and the tech industry are located in the Silicon Valley, which is an extremely left-leaning place. And this is actually a concern that I have, that I try to root out in the company, is making sure that we don’t have any bias in the work that we do, and I think that it is a fair concern that people would wonder about it.

Cruz: Let me ask you this question: Are you aware of any ad or page that has been taken down from Planned Parenthood?

Zuckerberg: Senator, I’m not, but let me just finish.

Cruz: How about MoveOn.org?

Zuckerberg: Sorry?

Cruz: How about MoveOn.org?

Zuckerberg: I’m not specifically aware of those.

Cruz: How about any Democratic candidate for office?

Zuckerberg: I’m not specifically aware, I’m not sure.

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