Their exchange happened throughout a House Financial Services Committee hearing where Zuckerberg was being questioned about Facebook’s shady practices.
The junior representative, Ocasio-Cortez, began her questioning about Facebook’s fact-checking by asking whether she can target mostly black ZIP codes with false information concerning a political election.
Zuckerberg said no and she pushed him on whether she can use Facebook to deceive the public concerning Republicans electing her “Green New Deal.”
“I mean, If you’re not fact-checking political advertisements, I’m trying to understand the bounds here — what’s fair game,” she pressed.
Zuckerberg stated that he really did not know what response to give, triggering her to ask him if he recognized why his method was troublesome.
“Do you see a potential problem here with a complete lack of fact-checking on political advertisements?” she asked. Zuckerberg responded that he assumed lying was wrong.
“I think if you were to run an ad that had a lie, that would be bad. That’s different from it being, in our position, the right thing to do to prevent your constituents or people in an election from seeing that you had lied,” he said.
Ocasio-Cortez, evidently not pleased, recommended he was equivocating: “So you won’t take down lies or you will take down lies?” She asked. “It’s a pretty simple yes or no.”
AOC Seems to be Championing the Truth but what does it really mean?
By now, I think everyone realizes that the establishment never means what the words they speak mean on the surface. When someone says “truth” what do they really mean?
It wasn’t long ago that Biden got caught on camera saying that the facts don’t matter only the “truth”. Seemingly, this is the context being used by representative AOC in the Facebook hearing.
Read between the lines.
AOC asks if Facebook will “take down lies”… “It’s a pretty simple yes or no.”
Who really determines what the truth is? If we assume they mean “fact checking” sites such as Snopes, then no fact is safe. The truth will be defined by the mainstream and the narrative will be determined by the establishment. Any candidate that goes against the grain will be fully, openly, unabashedly censored.
This line of questioning is a two edged sword.
On one side, Ocasio-Cortez is opening a path of denial for Zuckerberg. Now he’s officially stated that there’s no way to lie in ads on Facebook because “fact checkers” are making sure everyone is safe from the Russian boogeyman.
On the other edge, Cortez is demanding that “fact checkers” control Facebook ads. She is cunning. Acting as though she would be the purported target of Facebook censorship. Meanwhile, she knows that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the establishment media all artificially boost her while simultaneously suppressing her opponents.Follow & Like Us:
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