Jul 01, 2020
Joe Biden Demands Facebook Censor Trump: The Time for Action Is Now
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Joe Biden’s campaign wrote a letter to social media giant Facebook on Monday demanding the platform censor posts of his political rival, President Donald Trump.
Acknowledging the campaign has sent “prior letters” to tattle on Trump, Biden campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, wrote in part:
As I am sure you will agree, it is absolutely vital that the American public clearly understand what it is that Facebook has so far committed—or declined—to do in order to protect against abuse of its platform to suppress the vote or incite violence.The course of public statements and adjustments to your policies governing misinformation have generated considerable confusion about where matters stand and the extent to which Facebook has made meaningful changes.
We are also concerned about reports, such as those in today’s WashingtonPost, that company executives have been involved in making political judgments about how policy changes might offend “right-leaning publishers” even though data showed that “conservative leaning outlets were pushing more content that violated [Facebook’s] policies.” We are troubled by the Post’s confirmation that after President Trump’s tweets about the George Floyd protests, Facebook “chose to haggle” with the White House, requesting edits and deletions, rather than taking a clear and transparent stand based on established policies.
Dillon got very specific in her demands of Facebook, including, “the implementation of the new approach of linking to your Voting Information Center on posts from politicians that concern voting.”
Biden’s campaign manager proposed a question to Facebook, then provided the answer.
Dillon wrote, “…with respect to ‘hateful content,’ the question is not whether ‘there is a public interest in allowing a wide range of free expression in people’s posts’ even when that expression includes divisive and inflammatory content, as your announcement suggested.”
She continued, “Instead, the question is whether your platform’s algorithm should continue to amplify that material to the attention of tens of millions of people because it is divisive and inflammatory. The answer to that question is no, which should be clearer now than ever before.”
“Facebook simply must address the continued mismatches between the assurances it makes and the steps it actually takes,” Dillon wrote.
“To that end, we emphasize once again that the required precautions for the general election that you have committed to take will only become harder to develop and implement over the coming months, and the time for action is now,” she concluded.
Dillon’s letter was addressed to Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg, a former Liberal Democrat member of the British parliament.
Trump has claimed that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told him he is “Number 1” on Facebook.
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Florida Trump voters lash out at the president as they flee the GOP: “We’ve got to get a new guy”
In interviews with CNN’s Jeff Zeleny, longtime Florida Republicans who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 admitted they have no intention of helping him stay in office when they vote in November.
With polls showing the president trailing in the all-important Sunshine State, where seniors preferred Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 21 points last election, the president now finds himself bleeding support from a demographic he desperately needs if he wants to stay in the Oval Office after the first of the year.
According to retired banker John Dudley, 77, he voted for Trump last election and the president promptly “blew it.”
“We were so excited in the beginning. A businessman to run our country like a business and it hasn’t happened,” he explained while admitting he has voted Republican his entire life.
“We’ve got to get a new guy. Our President is erratic,” he explained, adding, “All he’s succeeded in doing is juicing up the stock market. Now that’s gone to pot because of the coronavirus.”
The retired banker’s comments were echoed by Marsha Lundh, 77., who said she plans to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I hoped that I would be wrong in not voting for him and that he would turn out to be a great president, but it didn’t happen,” she explained. “Everything could have been handled better and should have been handled better. Now is a chance to change things.”
According to Paula Schelling, she abandoned the Republican Party because of the president.
“I had to change parties. I could not do this anymore,” the retired 74-year-old former teacher recalled. “As I saw his interactions with foreign countries, how they were laughing at us, it just fortified my thoughts.”
According to Donna Lukas who heads up the Pinellas County Democratic club, she is hearing from more and more seniors that they prefer Biden in 2020.
“There are more Democrats now than there used to be in years past,” e she explained. “People seemed to have a hatred of Hillary for a variety of reasons, but I’m not hearing as much negativity about Joe. I know some Republicans who are definitely not voting for Trump and are probably going to vote for Biden.”
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