Facebook has made multiple anti-conservative policy decisions in recent months, but reported leaks indicate the platform’s far-left employees could make the platform even worse.
“Employees want him to take a harder line against the Trump Administration. His user base wants him to do the opposite,” The Verge wrote in a September 23 piece with the headline “Mark in the Middle.” The piece discussed various leaks from the controversy-embattled company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The Verge released the audio from a July 16th Q&A where Zuckerberg distanced himself from Trump, declaring that he has “probably been the most outspoken CEO in the country against — on the many things that I disagree with this president on.” He specified various issues where he has sharply disagreed with President Donald Trump:
“Whether it’s the immigration policies, which I think have not only been unfair but I think put the country at a huge disadvantage going forward compared to the opportunities that we should be going after. On climate change, where I think moves like pulling out of the Paris Agreement were a huge setback for the world. On things like his divisive and inflammatory rhetoric, that I’ve called disgusting — which I think was farther than pretty much any other corporate CEO who I’ve seen out there.”
The Verge summarized that at the end of July, “employees asked Zuckerberg how prepared he felt for the 2020 election.” Zuckerberg reportedly expressed concern “about COVID-19 affecting turnout, about how long the country would have to wait after Election Day to learn who had won, and about what might happen in the meantime.”
Zuckerberg was directly quoted stating “There’s potentially some chance that a lot of people take to the streets and then that ends up being a violent period.”
Despite his claims of concern, Facebook has recently allowed troublesome groups to run rampant on the platform.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg had even explained his concerns about upcoming civil unrest in an early September interview with Axios where he professed, "I think we need to be doing everything that we can to reduce the chances of violence or civil unrest in the wake of this election." Zuckerberg then went on to claim: "We're trying to make sure that we do our part to make sure that none of this is organized on Facebook.”
The record shows that he has not taken sufficient action thus far.
Even after being contacted about what major media describe as violent groups such as Rose City Antifa and foreign interference such as Canadian leftist organization Adbusters, Facebook has proven that it does not follow through on its founder’s commitment to quell political unrest.
In mid-September Facebook allowed activists to organize on the platform to harass sitting U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) at his purported home address about how he intends to vote concerning a replacement for deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Verge’s coverage recounted how Zuckerberg makes a clear distinction between the far-leftism of his employees versus the politically diverse views of his user base.
Zuckerberg was also quoted in The Verge’s article contrasting Facebook users versus Facebook employees. He illuminated the fact that the “community we serve tends to be, on average, ideologically a little bit more conservative than our employee base.” Zuckerberg’s comments suggested that numerous conservatives contacted the platform with concerns about ideological censorship:
“I want to make sure that people here recognize that the majority of the negative sentiment that we have faced, measured by write-ins from our community, is actually generally coming from more conservative-leaning folks who are concerned about censorship.”
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