With pressure mounting against Facebook for inherent bias against conservatives, a new report reveals it may be far worse than many imagined. According to Breitbart, Facebook (and it’s subsidiaries) currently employs at least 45 senior staff members who previously worked for former President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
With nearly four dozens former Obama–Clinton staffers serving in top roles at the world’s largest social media website, it’s no wonder Facebook’s algorithms and polices are skewed heavily in favor of liberals.
Facebook has been accused of selling user data for profit, launching intrusive policies to scan users personal information, and failing to protect user data from third parties.
During his hearing on Wednesday, Zuckerberg was only asked one time about an explosive admission from Carol Davidsen.
Davidsen, who served as a senior media analytics director for Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign, bragged about how Facebook allowed them to have unfettered access to millions of user data because the company was on their side.
Davidsen said Facebook officials were well-aware that they were exploiting Facebook to access data on tens of millions of users. She said the social media company allowed them to do so because they wanted Obama to win the 2012 presidential election.
They came to office in the days following election recruiting & 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.
— Carol Davidsen (@cld276) March 19, 2018
Zuckerberg testified on Wednesday that Davidsen’s admission wasn’t true, but it speaks volumes about how biased Facebook truly is toward conservatives and the Republican Party.
It has been well-documented that Facebook supported Obama in the 2012 election and wanted Clinton to win the 2016 election against President Donald Trump.
And now Facebook is heavily run by many staffers who previously worked for both or either of those campaigns.
Looking beyond what Davidsen said, imagine the outrage from liberals and democratic lawmakers if 45 former Trump officials worked for Facebook.