[Because apparently money means more than protecting users...and countries from hostile powers brainwashing people...]
He described Muslim immigrants and refugees as a danger to America, and in December 2015 posted a statement on Facebook calling for a “total and complete shutdown” on Muslims entering the United States.
Zuckerberg typically focused on broader technology issues; politics was Sandberg’s domain. In 2010, Sandberg recruited a friend and fellow Clinton alum, Marne Levine, as Facebook’s chief Washington representative
Joel Kaplan, who had attended Harvard with Sandberg and later served in the GWB administration.
But Sandberg delegated it to Schrage and Monika Bickert, a former prosecutor whom Sandberg had recruited as fb’s head of global policy
He also said it could also stoke a conservative backlash. [Real reason]
“Don’t poke the bear”
Funny he should use "bear"🇷🇺
Schrage concluded 45's language had not violated Fb’s rules & *his views had public value?!*
FB hired a
*former aide to Sessions*, along with *lobbying firms linked to GOP lawmakers who had jurisdiction over internet co's*
But in the spring of 2016, a company expert on Russian cyberwarfare spotted something worrisome. He reached out to his boss, Stamos.
Months later, the team also found Facebook accounts linked to Russian hackers who were messaging journalists to share information from the stolen emails.
At the time, Facebook had no policy on disinformation or any resources dedicated to searching for it.
After Zuck publicly scoffed at the idea that fake news on Facebook had helped elect DT, Stamos — alarmed the CEO didn't know — met w Zuck, Sandberg and other top Facebook leaders.
Jan 2017, the group knew Stamos’s original team had only scratched the surface of Ru activity & pressed to issue a public paper about their findings.
Nice story bro
Zuck — who spent much of 2017 on a national “listening tour,” feeding cows and eating dinner with Somali refugees — did not participate in the conversations about the public paper. When it was published that April, the word “Russia” never appeared.
Throughout the spring and summer of 2017, Fb officials repeatedly played down Senate investigators’ concerns while publicly claiming there had been no Russian effort of any significance on Facebook.
Many NTK Network stories are written by staff members at Definers or America Rising, its political oppo-research arm, to attack their clients’ enemies.
Definers’ work on Apple is funded by a third technology co he said, but Facebook has pushed back against Apple because Cook’s criticism upset Facebook [and made Zuck throw a no-iphones-for-you tantrum]
(And at the expense of users)
[We still are]
organizers with a coalition called Freedom from Facebook crashed a hearing of the House Judiciary, where a fb exec was testifying. As she spoke, the organizers held aloft signs depicting Sandberg & Zuck, both Jewish, as two heads of an octopus stretching around the globe.
[Well he's right ffs]
*groups’ unrelated criticisms of Trump.*
(Definers also circulated research about other critics of Facebook, such as Diamond and Silk, the pro-Trump social media stars who had claimed they were treated unfairly by Facebook.)🙄
During the 2016 election cycle, he raised more money from Facebook employees than any other member of Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
As the hearing unfolded, senators excoriated Google for its absence, earning a wave of negative news coverage for Facebook’s rival.
In large letters were her stage directions: “Slow, Pause, Determined.”