Several weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of social media giant Facebook, was in D.C. for Congressional hearings.
When news recently got out that Trump quietly hosted a dinner for Zuckerberg at the White House, liberals and Democrats completely lost it.
Democrats and liberals are trying to act as though something nefarious happened here. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren even railed about the meeting after the story broke, threatening to shut down companies like Facebook.
This, however, is very much standard practice for the CEO of a major corporation when they are in town. A Facebook spokesperson spelled it out: “As is normal for a CEO of a major U.S. company, Mark accepted an invitation to have dinner with the President and First Lady at the White House.”
More than likely, however, it was not Zuckerberg everyone was upset about, as a member of his board who is a Trump supporter was also reportedly at the dinner. So of course, Democrats think Trump is cooking up some type of scheme.
Democrats are angry
As most conservatives already know, the claim here by Democrats is completely ludicrous. Conservative news outlets are regularly suppressed on social media, and there is an implicit bias towards liberal news outlets across most of these platforms.
To prove this, all you need to do is look at all the conservative pages you have liked on your own personal Facebook page. Then, check your feed to see how many stories from those conservative pages come across your feed on a daily basis.
Once you do that, go directly to those pages to see how many posts they made that you have never seen and it’s all but guaranteed that you are seeing a minimal amount of content, if any.
Facebook’s algorithms right now purposely limit the reach of alternative media sites and block them, even though fans have “liked” the page and want to see the content.
However, liberals have recently turned against Facebook and blasted Zuckerberg for making the “controversial decision” to not fact-check claims made in political ads, and have accused Trump of “taking advantage” of the loophole to spread fake news.
Zuckerberg hasn’t quite fallen in line the way some of his social media peers have, and liberals are furious about it.
He hasn’t even indicated a change of heart in his policies promoting conservative news suppression, but the fact that he’s even willing to speak to Donald Trump has liberals in a tizzy.