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Benny

Did Lyin’ Ted really ask whether or not Chick-fil-a was not treated well on FB? If this is all he does to try to reach out to the base to win his re-election, this is SAD!

From TPM:

“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,” Cruz told Zuckerberg during a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees.

“There have been numerous instances with Facebook,” he continued, before listing a few, starting with a 2016 Gizmodo report that former Facebook employees claimed the website’s “trending” sidebar had suppressed conservative-leaning stories.

“In addition to that,” Cruz continued, “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, quote, ‘unsafe to the community.’ To a great many Americans that appears to be a pervasive pattern of political bias.”

Zuckerberg didn’t answer for the individual examples Cruz gave — TPM was unable to immediately verify them, save for Diamond and Silk’s well-reported claim, though they were not blocked — but said he was similarly concerned about ensuring that Facebook didn’t represent a political bias. Cruz interrupted him, asking if the website had blocked posts from a list of progressive organizations. Zuckerberg said he wasn’t aware.

Ted Cruz Stands Up To Facebook For Chick-fil-A, Diamond And Silk

I presume Lyin’ Ted gets donations from Chick-fil-A.

polarbear4

Ya gotta laugh.

And i agree, hypocrites who vote for more surveillance–noting Kennedy, Whitehouse, Klobuchar especially on this panel. But it looks great to the public and that’s what really counts.

orlbucfan

I was going to post a topic for today 4/11. It was on Paul Ryan stepping down. But I can’t figure out the cyber steps, oh well. T and R to the usual gang of suspects!!

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