Opinion| Lawrence David| House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz announced today that he has sent a criminal referral to Attorney General Attorney General William Barr calling for an investigation into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for misleading Congress into how his company censors’ content.
The full text of the letter sent to Attorney General William Barr may be found here.
Dear Attorney General Barr:
I write to urge you to investigate the conduct of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Inc., before the United States Congress.
On April 10, 2018, Mr. Zuckerberg testified in a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The next day, Mr. Zuckerberg testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. On both occasions, members of Congress asked Mr. Zuckerberg about allegations that Facebook censored and suppressed content supportive of President Donald Trump and other conservatives. In his responses, Mr. Zuckerberg repeatedly and categorically denied any bias against conservative speech, persons, policies, or politics. Mr. Zuckerberg also dismissed the suggestion that Facebook exercises any form of editorial manipulation. However, recent reports from Project Veritas, featuring whistleblowers who worked as Facebook’s “content moderators,” have shown ample evidence of such bias and manipulation…
You can read the full text of the letter sent to Attorney General William Barr by clicking here.
In February 2019, Project Veritas released a report featuring a former Facebook employee confirming the social media giant’s deliberate “deboosting” of conservative pages without notification or recourse:
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) February 27, 2019
In June 2020, Project Veritas released a damning undercover investigation report, using hidden cameras to document rampant censorship occurring at the social media giant.
(Project Veritas) JUNE 23, 2020
Facebook Content Moderator: ‘If Someone is Wearing a MAGA Hat, I Am Going to Delete Them for Terrorism.’
Project Veritas today released one of the most damning undercover investigation reports—this time insiders used hidden cameras to document rampant censorship occurring at social media giant: Facebook.
Facebook Insider Zach McElroy: I Will Testify Before Congress About the Facebook Bias I Witnessed Against Trump Supporters, Conservative Causes
McElroy: “We are essentially in charge of what gets said and what gets stifled”
McElroy: 75-to-80 percent of Posts Selected by Facebook’s Algorithm for Moderator Review Support President Donald Trump, Republicans and Conservative Causes
Facebook Content Review Lead: “It’s a Very Progressive Company, Who’s Very Anti-MAGA”
One of the content moderators was asked if she deleted every Republican item that came up on her queue, she said:
“Yes! I don’t give no f*cks, I’ll delete it.”
Here’s Zuckerberg lying under questioning by Texas Senator Ted Cruz in April 2018…
Zuckerberg lied about Facebook’s hiring policies, as well, or else this is one helluva coincidence…
Breitbart compiles a list of 45 Obama and Hillary high-level operatives currently calling the shots from high places at Facebook…
With a market cap closing in on $700 Billion Facebook wields a lot of influence… more than enough to change the outcome of an election.
The violation of Federal Elections Laws governing in-kind political contributions surpasses epic proportions.
Facebook could be held liable for tens of billions of dollars in damages… Which would be a small price to pay if they succeed in winning the 2020 elections…
There are trillions of dollars at stake
I’m sure the CCP would consider that money well spent.