Cruz did not ask Zuckerberg, but could have, about Facebook’s choking off of sites that oppose jihad terror. He could have asked him why Facebook’s Vice President Joel Kaplan traveled to Pakistan in July 2017 to assure the Pakistani government that it would remove “anti-Islam” material. That endeavor had already started before Kaplan’s trip. In mid-February 2017, traffic to Jihad Watch from Facebook dropped suddenly by 90% and has never recovered.
We do not post any hateful or provocative material and neither incite nor approve of violence, but Facebook is acting as judge, jury and executioner in all this. There is no appeal and no recourse. Facebook is implementing Sharia blasphemy laws, and also doing everything it can to muzzle all opposition to the Left before the 2018 elections, so as to ensure that they will turn out in a way that will make it easier to destroy Trump and stop the swamp-draining.
Will these hearings stop all that? Unlikely. But it is good that at least some light is being shed upon it.
“Ted Cruz Grills Zuckerberg Over FB’s Censorship Of Conservatives,” by Amber Athey, Daily Caller, April 10, 2018:
Sen. Ted Cruz clearly rattled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday by grilling him about Facebook’s well-documented censorship of conservatives.
Zuckerberg had a relatively easy time facing questioning during his Tuesday testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees until Cruz took over the helm.
Cruz noted the number of examples of Facebook censoring conservatives, including labeling conservative commentators Diamond and Silk as “unsafe,” hiding stories about the IRS targeting conservatives and blocking over two dozen Catholic pages.
“To a great many Americans, that appears to be a pervasive pattern of political bias,” Cruz said. “Do you agree with that assessment?”
Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook’s location in the highly-liberal Silicon Valley could concern conservative users, but assured Cruz that the platform tries to be unbiased.
“Are you aware of any ad or page that has been taken down from Planned Parenthood?” Cruz shot at the tech billionaire….