Congressional Hearing Turns Up Heat... https://t.co/jZntihewop— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) April 11, 2018
While testifying in front of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the former Obama campaign staffer who claimed the company allowed the Obama campaign to do things “they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side” was lying....
… One of the lead digital heads of the Obama campaign said recently: “Facebook was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn't stop us once they realized that was what we were doing. They came to office in the days following election recruiting and were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn't have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.” Now, that's a direct quote from one of the heads of the Obama digital team. What would she mean by they, Facebook, were on our side?Zuckerberg responded that Facebook “didn't allow the Obama campaign to do anything that any developer on the platform wouldn't have otherwise been able to do.”
Zuckerberg to the American people pic.twitter.com/7p3FFoD0B1— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 11, 2018
"Historical facts should never be censored, and Facebook should be ashamed of this behavior."— PJ Media (@PJMedia_com) April 10, 2018
Members of Congress won't discuss this story today, but @Tyler2ONeil will. #Zuckerberg https://t.co/iiPR5tvy3g
Check your settings… pic.twitter.com/xTKxaOFICG— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) April 11, 2018
Zuckerberg Acknowledges 'Error' in Targeting Diamond and Silk https://t.co/cSlqONMCTN— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 11, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg openly admitted that Silicon Valley is “extremely left leaning” and that political bias is a problem he is concerned about. pic.twitter.com/wdOpcIbYqy— Gab: Free Speech Social Network (@getongab) April 11, 2018
Tony Cardenas just asked Mark Zuckerberg to be a "leader" and help create more regulations for social media users. If the regulations in question are ones that Facebook approves and advises on, it is bad news for all future tech companies.— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) April 11, 2018
“...We Vermonters believe in privacy,” Sen. Leahy proudly proclaimed.
Yet, a quick visit to his website, https://www.leahyforvermont.com/, with the Chrome extension “Facebook Pixel Helper” reveals that Sen. Leahy has a Facebook pixel, invisible to users, that gathers user data of Facebook users who visit the site. (For a quick primer on what “pixels” do, visit Facebook’s resource guide on the data-gathering tool.)
That’s right, if you visit Senator Leahy’s campaign website, it’s likely your data, including your demographics and what pages you looked at on the site, have been placed into a custom data targeting audience by Leahy’s team....