Zuckerberg Hits Back At Trump’s Conspiracy Claim

From Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page:

I want to respond to President Trump’s tweet this morning claiming Facebook has always been against him. Every day I work to bring people together and build a community for everyone. We hope to give all people a voice and create a platform for all ideas. Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don’t like. That’s what running a platform for all ideas looks like.

The facts suggest the greatest role Facebook played in the 2016 election was different from what most are saying: More people had a voice in this election than ever before. There were billions of interactions discussing the issues that may have never happened offline. Every topic was discussed, not just what the media covered. This was the first US election where the internet was a primary way candidates communicated. Every candidate had a Facebook page to communicate directly with tens of millions of followers every day.

After the election, I made a comment that I thought the idea misinformation on Facebook changed the outcome of the election was a crazy idea. Calling that crazy was dismissive and I regret it. This is too important an issue to be dismissive. But the data we have has always shown that our broader impact — from giving people a voice to enabling candidates to communicate directly to helping millions of people vote — played a far bigger role in this election.

  • Lazycrockett

    He comes off as 100% automated.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      No Puppet! No Puppet!

  • Tomcat

    I have said from the start not to be too quick to say the outcome of the election was not changed by Russian interference.

    • Lazycrockett

      To me its becoming how much information does the Government actually want the public to know and when is it known. I say in bout 6 years it will come out that polls were actually hacked.

  • Tomcat

    I say shut down facebook to all campaigns 12 months before elections.

    • Hue-Man

      With House elections every two years, facebook would be shut down 50% of the time. Bug or feature?

      • margaretpoa

        Feature. Definitely feature.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        Yes. Bug 50% of the time, feature 50% of the time.

      • Tomcat

        Works for me.

      • Adam King

        The more it’s shut down the better.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      Facebook and Twitter should be subject to the exact same campaign regulations as broadcast media and newspapers.

      • ultragreen

        That’s not realistic. Billions of people post stuff on Facebook, for heaven’s sake! It’s impossible to monitor all of that stuff.

  • MBear

    You two: get a room.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    He totally avoids the topic of giving the Russians a platform to target voters.

    • bjtwuk

      By giving Russians a platform to target voters, Facebook was helping Trump. In this message, Zuckerberg was responding to Trump’s allegation that Facebook was against him.

  • margaretpoa

    Why anybody would use facebook is beyond me. With all of the security breaches we’ve seen and the mercenary way they advertise, not to mention the whole issue of censoring stupid shit while allowing actually dangerous shit, it’s just astonishing anybody would use that platform. I’m glad I’ve resisted all attempts to assimilate me into the facebook collective.

    • Lazycrockett

      Whats wrong with you, Why don’t you want to see the lunch I just ordered???

      • margaretpoa

        I’ll wait until you hork it up on the sidewalk.

      • agcons

        Silly man, that’s what Instagram is for.

  • j.martindale

    I say bullshit. CYA

  • JT

    We hope to give all people a voice and create a platform for all ideas.

    Including Russians interfering in American elections.

    • RemusL

      All propaganda matters.

    • jerry

      While I’ve had a FB account for 15 years, I really only use it to message a couple friends. Can’t stand to actually look at the shit that comes over the thread. And for the past few years, I keep getting friend requests from hot young women, who have no other listed friends (barking…wrong tree, etc.), so I’m wondering what that’s all about.

      • AJayne

        There’s term for that … For getting people into compromising situations, after which they can be blackmailed … Honey-pot or something…

      • Todd Allis

        If you look at their profiles, they’re usually trying to lure you to some website to get your money. One of the domain names I saw recently had “fuck me” in it.

        • jerry

          Yeah, kind of what I thought, but wrong gender.

      • Steven B

        When I get those sorts of requests I report them to Facebook which has a procedure for investigating and shutting down those kinds of profiles. Instead of ‘accept’ you click on ‘report’ and FB takes care of the rest.

        • jerry

          I just generally ignore them…sort of like I do FB in general.

          • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

            I think it’s jumped the shark and Z knows it, I would watch how much stock he is unloading.

      • ultragreen

        Um, Facebook is only 13 years old, and it didn’t become a hugely popular site right away.

        • jerry

          I lose track of time…seems like I had an account at least by the 2004 election. For a number of years, it was only people I knew through politics that were my 25-30 friends. Now there are like 600, and I hardly ever use it.

          • bandanajack

            people probably conflate it with aol…

      • Robincho

        Your name is NOT Ivanka. Don’t be “complicit”…

      • marshlc

        I dunno, the kind of shit that so many people say is their Facebook experience, that’s not how it works for me, at all.

        I’ve got about 45 friends, all of whom are actual friends. I’ve joined a few groups, like a local bird group and a support group for hard of hearing people. Local animal rescue, wildlife groups, that kind of thing.

        So my news feed is mostly pics of birds and animals, jokes and recipes and personal updates from people I actually like. I don’t have any friends with stupid political opinions, so I don’t get stupid political posts. They must have some kind of metric which shows them what my interests and politics are, because the vast majority of ads I get are things that I am either kinda interested in, or at least not offended by. I run the Facebook pages for a few nonprofits, play Scrabble with family, and use Messenger. It’s a useful and pleasant way to spend a little time.

        It seems to me that if people are seeing a lot of crap from their Facebook friends, the problem is with who they call friends, and not necessarily Facebook.

        I’m not disputing that Facebook was complicit in the shitshow that was the recent election, but for just day to day normal social networking, it’s fine – most of the shitty stuff comes from shitty people, and they can be avoided. I’m liberal with the ‘unfriend’ and ‘block’ buttons, like when cousin Tanya turned out to be a nutjob.

        • Steve Smith

          I use it to stay in touch with a few people back in the UK who I don’t want to lose touch with. Plus, its useful for finding out what’s happening locally, too. I am very liberal with the “unfriend” button, and report posts I find truly offensive back to Facebook. I shut it down for my birthday, though, because I just hate all those vacuous “happy Birthday”posts with stupid cake memes. Miserable old git that I am.

    • crewman

      Here’s my theory. I believe Trump’s criticism of him is to give cover. I think the meetings Zuckerburg had with Trump during the campaign might have been to discuss how Zuckerburg can allow the ongoing use of Facebook to Trump’s benefit.

    • TrueWords
      • Matt G, Rochester

        Some of us never joined.

        • TrueWords

          DITTO…I just passed on Facebook…did not like it still do not and my life is AWESOME…also my husband passed on it also…EASIER and more meaningful connections….

        • BJORN RAGNVALDR

          Me either, this is about the extent of my communication online.

        • Elagabalus

          I’m a social media virgin who’s extremely proud of his social media virginity. Thankfully that’s the only kind of virginity I possess.

        • LyndaBSchmitz

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  • Christopher
    • margaretpoa

      Yeah “Ka-CHING!”

  • Talisman

    Tonight’s agenda:

    1) Fix a couple of issues with some recent additions to my music collection.
    2) Take a whole Ambien.
    3) Take a long, hot shower.
    4) Read until the Ambien kicks in/
    5) Sleep until my alarm clocks goes off tomorrow morning.

    • Natty Enquirer

      6) Wake up with the cowboy you picked up at the local honky-tonk after you danced on the bar.

    • Christopher

      So gay! 😉

  • Treant

    ‘Sokay, Zuck, we’re quite certain that you’re as much of a traitor as Trump is.

    • Adam Schmidt

      I’m hesitant to blame what happened on Facebook to malice when simple complacency and greed could account for everything that happened there. Taking political ads from foreigners could be attributed to just not fucking paying attention. It’s someone buying an ad, most likely through an automated system, and paying money for it. No one was checking to see if the ad came from someone who shouldn’t be buying ads to influence an election.

      As for fake news spreading over Facebook, that one is a difficult problem to solve from a code perspective and from a policy perspective. How validated does any piece of news have to be? If the poster attributes a source, how validated do they have to be? Who exactly is the authority on “truth” and are you sure you want them to be said authority? That’s an incredibly hard problem to solve and it could be just greed that made it so he wanted to avoid spending money on something like that when it could spur competitors who don’t implement such a system, and that’s if the thing worked. Imagine the consequences if it didn’t work and it either validated fake news or blocked legitimate news.

      By no means am I labeling him an angel in this. I’m not even ascribing good motives… I’m just saying that greed and complacency are as or more likely the cause for what happened than being a traitor.

      • Treant

        If treason looks the same as complacency (when they’ve been warned multiple times) and he benefited from it the same as he would from treason, I have no problems calling it treason.

      • SoCalGal20

        Facebook absolutely should not get a pass regarding advertising. All advertising on their platform should be vetted to conform to terms of service at the very least. In addition, it is illegal for foreign individuals or entities to purchase political ads for presidential campaigns. Therefore it should be pretty easy to at least vet the political advertising for foreign payment. Some of the ads were paid for with RUBLES for crying out loud.

        As for fake news, that’s a harder one,

  • Tom Furgas

    I’m always cracked up by the image of a billionaire in a t-shirt. “Hey, I’m just a regular guy just like you except I have more money than Canada”.

    • Tomcat

      If I were a billionaire I would wear a tee shirt also. It would say need a loan?

    • AJayne

      A Steve Jobs wannabe…

      • Tom Furgas

        Jobs would have coded him under the table. Zuck is just a frat boy who came up with an idea that caught on at the right time.

        • AJayne

          As I said … Wannabe

        • Jamie_Johnson

          Zuck is just a frat boy who came up with stole an idea that caught on at the right time.

          FTFY.

          • Tom Furgas

            Thanks for the correction. Noted. :^)

  • bkmn

    But he happily took millions, maybe more, and only started really looking into the issue after several of his employees leaked info to Dir. Mueller’s team

  • Tomcat

    Facebook = hey look at me I got a latte and a croissant. Here are some pictures of it because I know you are interested.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Very skilled positioning-speak, but ultimately boiling down to nothing more than a vague “Hooray for democracy!” Yeah, okay, Mark. Regulation is still coming your way.

  • Christopher
  • JWC

    I just don’t like Fuckleberg’s attitude that none of us can survive without facebook My life does not need constant documentation of my every move Nor does that of my friends What really turned me off of Facebook was whenI tried to quit it ( it has finally ended) but fot 8-10 months I was still getting “do you know….” ” you have 57 friends
    on facebook…” Way to clingy They just would not let you go

    • bkmn

      YOU are sell-able data to them, nothing more

    • Tomcat

      Then you must really be unhappy with Google. They know how soft your shit is.

      • JWC

        t least google is a search engine Facebook not so much

        • Tomcat

          Google compiles everything about you all the time!!!!!

        • bjtwuk

          Google complies your Autofill, Bookmarks, Browser History and Passwords.

          • JWC

            I think most thing done on a computer are compiled somewhere All stored tabulated comparared profiled Thank Gawd I am of an age that I really don’t give a shit

          • Tomcat

            Google better not be compiling our passwords.

      • Treant
    • Tomcat

      And I bet you are now getting emails from Equafax trying to sell you protection after they gave out your info.

      • JWC

        never got involved with equifax

        • Tomcat

          So you don’t have credit huh? They get involved with you, you do not get involved with them. They compile information on all your accounts, jobs, banks, loans, C/C etc.

          • bkmn

            Those who do not live in the US are not involved with Equifax, an American credit rating firm.

          • AJayne

            We Americans tend to forget that not everyone is. (Kinda shame on us…)

          • Tomcat

            I keep forgetting, we have our CIA for the foreigners.

          • Priya Lynn

            They work in Canada as well. Many Canadians are involved with Equifax.

        • AJayne

          Not intentionally, perhaps. If you ever tried, or ever did, purchase anything on credit with someone not your brother, they have been involved with you. They’re one of the “big three” credit reporting agencies…

          • Tomcat

            And they just let ALL of our info get hacked.

          • AJayne

            Yep…

        • Robincho

          Gurl… Don’t be naïve. It REALLY doesn’t become you…

  • Bluto
  • Cuberly
    • Todd20036

      Who’s the flamboyant hunk?

      • Cuberly

        WWE? I have no clue, but, he sure has some added wrist action going on. Hmmmmmm…..

    • Gerry Fisher

      Ha! Love it.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Christ, what an asshole.

  • boobert

    We’ve all got crazy relatives that use FB every day to spread their hate and warped views. Most of it comes from fake shared posts that prey on the ignorant . I like several aspects of FB , but I block anyone that shares 3rd party posts.

  • Adam King

    This asshole makes a living duping people into letting him sell their information to advertisers. Then he tries to pat himself on the back for “building community.” What a piece of shit.

    • bzrd

      What happened to email?

    • ultragreen

      This is just one example of a broader problem on the internet: Content aggregators, like Facebook (or even this website) make money off of the content that is created by other people. This content has monetary value, but content creators receive no money from their efforts. Facebook could easily provide a kickback to content creators, but it’s not going to do it unless it is forced to. This is a perfect example of the capitalistic exploitation of labor.

  • bambinoitaliano

    But you would not let Russia or anyone invade your privacy that you so adamant about collecting your users data for a profit.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae0f1666c79a1d177b4f7ee4c7626358da5ef9a07ec95b576c41301b5fa2dbc7.jpg

    • Natty Enquirer

      That’s the first thing I did when I got my laptop.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Same

    • Tomcat

      I know what the top arrow is showing but what is the lower arrow showing?

      • Natty Enquirer

        Covered microphone.

      • bambinoitaliano

        I believe it’s the microphone.

    • boobert

      My camera is covered, unless I’m having cybersex, lol.

      • bambinoitaliano

        It’s moot when someone is taping you having cyber sex with him. 😛

      • ultragreen

        All it takes is one downloaded video copy of your cybersex by an unscrupulous person and it will be available all over the internet in perpetuity.

    • Cuberly

      I carry a roll of blue painters tape in my backpack just for this. When I visit a client I ask if they want their camera covered. Almost everyone gives me a funky look, after a short conversation….they say yes please.

    • netxtown

      I’ve never much been a fan of laptops as they just don’t have the shit and git of a full frame desktop. Yes, I know I can’t lounge on the lanai with my desktop – but! show me a laptop with double 24’s for a screen! And, I know exactly what is in the box cuz I put it there. No camera. No mic. And no gawddamn OEM always-on apps that suck up resources.

      As for google….they – and all the rest – get their nasty little cookies deleted every time I start my machine. Oh…fuck facebook, and fuck Adobe as well! 🙂

  • Circ09

    Facebook and other online Social Media platforms are going to pull out all the stops in a PR campaign to avoid any kind of regulation and oversight into Advertising. That much is clear from everything out of Zuck’s mouth.

  • Cuberly

    “But the data we have has always shown that our broader impact — from giving people a voice to enabling candidates to communicate directly to helping millions of people vote — played a far bigger role in this election.”

    https://media.giphy.com/media/3oz8xWTBk7ZkMmgXE4/giphy.gif

    • Joe in PA

      Tick tock on this asshat…when is he scheduled for a little talk? Tick tock Mr Cohen. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. 🙂

      • Cuberly

        I don’t think they’ve issued the subpoena yet.

  • bzrd

    Having a “voice” in an election means one is able to vote for their candidate and that vote is counted

    • Tomcat

      REICH!

  • Tiger Quinn

    “And now that the feds are after us and the story is starting to gain national attention, we’re scared shitless that people will think we’re a Russian propoganda arm and abandon our scrapbooking site for 45 year olds.”

    • Tiger Quinn

      (i’m mocking myself there)

    • Halou

      He can always settle in China. Real friendly with the government there.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Halou

      Russia threw it’s shit to the ceiling and hoped some of it would stick not knowing that when much of it didn’t gravity brought it right back down again. They created BLM ads like you say while at the same time creating ads hyping up the “threat” of demographic shifts. Promoting Hillary as a candidate for Muslim women while also promoting the idea to the right-wingers that Hillary was in the pocket of the Saudis and a threat to their wives and daughters. If it would help untie the United States they did it.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Yep, the BLM ads were aimed at nervous whites. Stoking fears

      • Tomcat

        Russia had a lot of help determining what ads to run from the trump campaign, don’t kid yourself.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Cambridge Analytica and it’s many tentacles.

  • Halou

    Amazing how someone can use so many words yet say nothing at all.

    • Tomcat

      And have so many stupid people clambering for their product.

      • Adam King

        So the stupid people have a platform to use many words to say nothing at all.

        • Tomcat

          But they have a need for as many “friends” know every shit they take, complete with pictures.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s disturbing he does not have a better rebuttal against the shit gibbon since he is not an idiot. Essentially admitting that Facebook is complicit in Russia meddling in US politics.

      • Tomcat

        If a fact bears itself to you it is best to not deny it.
        Shed light on it so it does not continue.

  • Ken M

    For anyone to think this will have a massive effect on FB or it’s membership is like saying people will stop shopping on Amazon because they—–. You may as well tell people to get off twitter.

    • Tomcat

      Amazon sucks if you do not pay for their overpriced PRIME. They purposely slow the shipping down to a crawl.

      • ultragreen

        Yes, they delay shipment for about a week (even though this saves them no money), which provides an incentive to order from other retail outlets.

    • kaydenpat

      I use Jet instead of Amazon but I get your point.

  • easygoingmister

    Go disrupt yourself you disrupter you.

  • Ninja0980

    Maybe you shouldn’t have helped him out then by ignoring warnings on fake news asshole.

  • Tomcat

    Whoopee, free HBO and Cinemax on Dish this weekend.

    • Lazycrockett

      Also DirecTv.

  • justme

    .. Markie..Even Russians has a say in this election and YOU couldn’t decide between profit ans honesty…

  • NZArtist

    Dear Mark, your algorithms suck and are ripe for exploitation. People can always outsmart your algorithms. This is only possible because you’re a greedy fucker who doesn’t want to spend money on people to moderate and approve the use of your product.

    • ultragreen

      It’s not practical to hire enough human moderators to handle the content from billions of people on Facebook.

      • NZArtist

        I know, right? They’d have to spend billions of dollars, and you know they dont have that much….
        The advertisers would be a good start. The ads are the things you *cant* just block.
        Or what about more strict content policies, enforced by hierarchies of moderators (some ‘community’, but others managing community groups are employees).
        The point is that he’s made his money by not giving a damn how he’s enabled mob rule. Those with the numbers and the money get to set the tone of Facebook.
        No, I dont have a Facebook page – thanks for asking.

      • -M-

        Their algorithms are monitoring everything. They could track malicious content and conduct as well as they do anything else, to triage problems for moderators and amplify theire response.

  • geoffalnutt

    I will never go near Facebook again.

    • Michael White

      I just post anti trump memes I steal from here.

  • houstonray

    OT: Erin Burnett has had a couple of first up interviews related to Puerto Rico that will probably be news later tonight. First Gen. Russel Honore’ called Trump a no good son of a bitch and a racist (paraphrasing though he did call call him an actual son of a bitch) for not helping people of color.

    Then she interviewed the mayor of San Juan and she was amazing, saying that the Jones Act needs to be suspended and when told that Trump said it was because shippers didn’t want it done, she said that many supporters wanted to keep slavery instead of outlawing it but it was the right thing to do…many opposed women having the right to vote but it was the right thing to do…and many people opposed marriage equality but it was the right thing to do.

    • kaydenpat

      Good for Honore.

      As to the Mayor of San Juan, by now she has probably figured out that Trump has never been interested in doing the right thing.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Shippers? B U L L S H I T to the max.

  • Pip
  • Rebecca Gardner

    Like I needed another reason to hate Facebook and never join.

    • kaydenpat

      Me too. Have never been tempted to join. Zuckerberg needs to acknowledge how FB became a platform for Russian propaganda to prevent a recurrence next year.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Bring back the good ol’ days of Reaganbook!
    #MAGA

  • TampaDink

    O/T: I’m pretty sure that Joe covered this story when it was a current event. I’m glad that this evil fuck is going to finally face murder charges for the killings of 2 gay men. This happened about 8 blocks from us. I have a friend who knew Steven back in the early 90’s, who said he was so nice….at the time. Using the “sovereign citizenship” is bullshit. I am opposed to the death penalty & he’s never going to be free for the duration of his evil life.

    Steven Lorenzo appears in Tampa court, 13 years after torture murders
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/steven-lorenzo-appears-in-tampa-court-13-years-after-torture-murders/2338959

  • Blake J Butler

    AHS Cult got very interesting last night with more questions answered. Emma Roberts came back, Chaz Bono had more air time this episodes. A connection between Alison Pill and Billie Lourd is revealed.

    And i’ve grown to hate Sarah Paulson’s character because i don’t feel sorry for her because she betrayed her wife by voting for latte liberal jill stein because she thought Hillary felt the presidency was entitled to her and had no idea what she “believes” in.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      While I’m enjoying AHS, I confess to being equally annoyed with Paulson’s character; though for me it’s the over-the-top hysterics that are driving me nuts…which is the point. That said, if Esteban ever became that unhinged, I would withhold any punishment, floggings, electro and other ‘fun time’ until he behaved.

      • Blake J Butler

        Also, her phobias are the same ones as her character’s phobias for a surreal effect.

  • ByronK

    OT: Watching Chris Matthews – Dog damn it I want to slap Matt Schlapp.
    Say it five times quickly – I dare you. 🙂

  • MarkBuster

    I’m speed dialing my therapist. I swear, Zuckerberg is looking … gasp… ATTRACTIVE!

    • Treant

      Oh, lord, this could be serious. Dial 911 instantly and ask for the hottest cop and/or fireman to be sent to your house.

      Now this is important. You have to sleep with them several times before the impulse you’re having toward Zuck will fade. No matter how tired you are, just keep up with the ol’ in and out, got it?

      • MarkBuster

        I’m on it. I’m headed to steamworks for emergency infusions. lol

        • Treant

          I recommend at least 20 cc.

    • Christopher
  • Tomcat

    OT: In 2025, the top 1 percent of households would receive nearly 100 percent of the total tax reduction. Households in some upper-middle income groups would have tax increases on average, and households at other income levels would have smaller average cuts, relative to after-tax income, than in 2017.

    Above Information taken from the

    TAX POLICY CENTER URBAN INSTITUTE & BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

  • Henry Auvil

    My favorite line from “The Social Network” is when Zuckerberg’s college girlfriend tells him, “You’re going to go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won’t be true. It’ll be because you’re an asshole.”

  • Tomcat

    For those that do not want to be blindsided by republicans on the new improved wonderful tax rework plan, or in short the next screwing. Here is a PDF to download and do your own research by reading it.
    http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/2000923-An-Analysis-of-the-House-GOP-Tax-Plan.pdf

  • BearEyes

    As long as Fuckerburg laughs all the way to the bank, he really doesn’t give a shit – and it shows – despite the PR events.

  • greenmanTN

    In a very limited way I agree with him- it’s like blaming the postal service for untrue political ads sent by mail, chain letters, etc.

    But that isn’t as far as it went, peer to peer sharing of false narratives. FaceBook sold ad space to foriegn governments designed to influence our election, despite being warned that it was/is happening and helped them target those ads to those most susceptible to them, particularly in swing states, and allowed them to promote candidates without a snowball’s chance in hell of winning and encouraging it as a “protest vote.”

    Neither Zuckerberg nor Facebook gets to pass this off as an innocent mistake, it was a hostile act by a foreign government upon the US election via targeted ads and bots and they goddamn well knew it. “Oopsie, our bad!” doesn’t even begin to cover what Facebook allowed to happen.

    • Hue-Man

      The post office doesn’t open your mail and packages then sell data about the contents to the highest bidder!

  • Gerry Fisher

    On the right track in general, but too much “Yay, Facebook!” spin for me.

  • aagold76 .

    yes- but this election didn’t come down to boarder voters- it was about 90,000 divided between 3 states- those anti Hillary ads, Bernie voters and main stream media featuring Hillary email stories more than all other issues combined was MORE than enough to hand this country to Trump and his fascist pack of thugs.

  • SoCalGal20

    Hey Zuckerberg, how about you tell me why Facebook had an office down the hall from Cambridge Analytica and what all you were doing for the Trump campaign.

  • Robincho

    Mark Zuckerberg sucks dead rabid cock in hell. And I’m hearing that even the owners of those dead rabid cocks say that he does it ineptly…

  • shellback

    STD = Spiritually Triggered Delusion.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Facebook is as big or bigger than the public airwaves back when wiser folks insisted upon the Fairness Doctrine. Sharing of “ideas” is not the same as facilitating destructive propaganda without rebuttal.

  • Reality.Bites
    • Ross

      What?

      A likable Conservative?????????

  • WarrenHart

    Rachel Maddow is talking about facebook and Russia now.

  • Pretty rich, considering how he profited off helping the Russians interfere with with our elections, to the benefit of Trump & the rest of the GOP…

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Hey Mark you took all that money from the Russians now you wanna wash your hands of the fallout…umm NO! You made this.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    I work to bring people together and build a community for everyone

    Oh, piss off, you moneygrubbing little puke; you do not. Fecebook is basically no different than Equifax.

    • UrsusArctos

      FB does have MOAR drama. *fleeing before beatings commence*

  • -M-

    Thing is, all the stuff Z mentioned was roughly balanced on both sides unlike the disinformation campaign orchestrated by a state actor.

  • johncAtl

    Fuck Facebook, and Google, and Twitter, and Snapchat, and ……..

    You don’t pay them for their service. You’re not their customer. You’re the product they are selling.

  • leastyebejudged

    Dueling assholes

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