What did Facebook do wrong in the 2016 U.S. presidential election? If you believe whistleblower Christopher Wylie, they sold private information about their users to political campaigns without their permission.
But that’s not what Facebook was blamed for in the media, much. The big thing, and it continues to this day, was “fake news”. Trump won the 2016 election on Facebook, it’s true. And he used lots of data, it’s true. But the left wants to say it was through lies, and fake news, and through Russian propaganda.
(By the way, the total ad spend by Russia was about $100,000 — in a $2 billion presidential campaign...)
If the left can blame "propaganda" (that is, any speech they don't like) for their loss in 2016, they can use that as an excuse to regulate Facebook, or better yet, have Facebook regulate itself.
And thus, this week, Facebook started its Maoist struggle to purge itself of wrong ideas. TONIGHT I'll show you extracts from their new cult-like video.
I Googled most of the folks in this video. They’re a bit cultish; they’re certainly all San Francisco social justice warriors. You used to be able to choose for yourself.
But now, for instance, Dan Zigmond — a super-weird Buddhist convert who preaches a 15-hour-a-day spiritual fasting diet — knows better for you.
Every single person in this video thinks they’re smarter than you. And many of them are. But being smart, or at least book smart, isn’t the same as being morally superior. And even if they were that, too — I don’t want to be treated like a child.
So watch as I show you Facebook's plan to "fix" the "fake news problem..."
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