Warren Says That Zuckerberg Has Gone MAGA
Warren Says That Zuckerberg Has Gone MAGA
October 12, 2019
Elizabeth Warren just placed an ad on Facebook claiming that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have endorsed President Trump. Now she knows that Zuck never said such a thing, but it’s all about bravely calling out Facebook lies. Plus Lizzie can really troll, kids!
Warren and other Democrats are miffed because the Trump campaign placed an ad which accuses Joe Biden of corruption. Rather than pulling the ad, however, Facebook defended its placement. Free speech, and all that, according to the platform:
“If Senator Warren wants to say things she knows to be untrue, we believe Facebook should not be in the position of censoring that speech.”
So Warren said, fine, we’ll play your silly game. Her campaign then placed a Facebook ad claiming that Zuckerberg has gone full MAGA.
“Breaking news: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election. You’re probably shocked, and you might be thinking, ‘how could this possibly be true?’ Well, it’s not. (Sorry.)”
“But what Zuckerberg *has* done is given Donald Trump free rein to lie on his platform — and then to pay Facebook gobs of money to push out their lies to American voters,”
See kids? Elizabeth Warren can troll!
Elizabeth Warren is now running FB ads with a false statement about Mark Zuckerberg and FB endorsing Trump for president, to draw attention to FB's controversial policy allowing politicians to make false statements in ads. https://t.co/hulwrb3cc3 pic.twitter.com/6zsPwXESKR
— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) October 11, 2019
Warren further explained herself:
“Facebook changed their ads policy to allow politicians to run ads with known lies—explicitly turning the platform into a disinformation-for-profit machine. This week, we decided to see just how far it goes.”
“We intentionally made a Facebook ad with false claims and submitted it to Facebook’s ad platform to see if it’d be approved. It got approved quickly and the ad is now running on Facebook.”
What’s more, since Warren is the goy version of Bernie Sanders, she had to screech about profits! investors! getting even richer!
“Facebook holds incredible power to affect elections and our national debate. They’ve decided to let political figures lie to you—even about Facebook itself—while their executives and their investors get even richer off the ads containing these lies. . . .because when when profit comes up against protecting democracy, Facebook chooses profit.”
Now I don’t know about you, but Warren’s indignant screed about political opponents who lie is enough to make me spew my coffee.
So Elizabeth Warren — she who long claimed non-existent Native American heritage, and now insists she was once fired for being pregnant — rants about lying politicians?
To paraphrase a quote from Blackadder, one of my favorite British comedies: “Warren wouldn’t recognise the truth if it painted itself purple and danced naked on top of a harpsichord . . .”
But there’s a lot more about Facebook and Warren than indignation over Trump ads. She wants to break up Facebook, and Zuckerberg, naturally, doesn’t like that idea. In fact, in a leaked audio, Zuck recently said it “would suck.” So Warren really wants to make Facebook pay for their insolence.
Now we users, especially conservatives, have had our issues with Facebook censorship, as we have had with Twitter. Plus some pundits have claimed that Facebook is now more of a communication utility than social media. So it needs controls, they say. But the government running Facebook would — like nearly everything it touches — destroy the platform.
Not only that, but Warren is also advocating the removal of speech she doesn’t agree with by calling it “lies.” But no candidate should demand that Facebook remove their rival’s comment. That’s heading into dangerous, unconstitutional waters.
So good on Facebook this go-around for standing up to Elizabeth Warren. We may have grumbled about Facebook or Twitter, but it’s kind of like that long marriage: you sometimes bicker — in fact, you may bicker a lot. Yet you hang on anyway.
Elizabeth Warren may have indeed pulled off a Facebook troll. But what she wants to do to social media and free speech should raise big red flags among voters.
Featured image: courtesy of Brand X Studio/used by permission.
Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!
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