I don’t use Facebook personally and to be honest, I like the fact that my world is a little smaller because of it.
You wouldn’t believe this but I and a group of friends from the old days that I still keep in contact with either talk in this big group chat text or we actually email each other. That way, we don’t get overrun with too much nonsense.
Facebook is something that got too damn big too damn quickly and for it to have any foothold in politics is a scary situation.
At least seven former high-ranking employees of Facebook or the charity run by its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, have secured positions in Joe Biden’s presidential transition team, despite Democratic leaders labeling the social media giant among the biggest threats to American democracy.
Biden announced Friday that Facebook’s former director of public policy, Louisa Terrell, would direct his White House Office of Legislative Affairs, which will put her in charge of advancing Biden’s agenda in Congress.
Terrell, who lobbied for Facebook from 2011 to 2013, currently oversees legislative affairs for the Biden transition team.
Terrell’s appointment to the Biden administration post comes shortly after Biden campaign spokesman Bill Russo said in a now-deleted tweet that Facebook was “shredding the fabric of our democracy” by allowing “disinformation” to spread following the presidential election.
Democratic National Committee official Patrick Stevenson tweeted after the election that Facebook and the Republican Party are “the two biggest institutional threats to our democracy.”
Biden told The New York Times‘ editorial board in January that Zuckerberg is “a real problem.”
“I’ve never been a big fan of Facebook, as you probably know,” Biden said. “I’ve never been a big Zuckerberg fan.”
The Biden transition team told Politico on Monday that it supports the criticisms the campaign levied against Facebook.