Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Republicans Angry about Facebook Using The First Amendment......

Republicans.....
Champions of small government.....
Champions of freedom......
Champions of Liberty.......
Live your life with no government interference.
Keep the government out of your business.......
UNLESS.........
you don't publish enough stories about Republicans. If that is the case then the long arm of Republican BIG GOVERNMENT is coming after you.
You will answer to the government and explain yourself. The Republicans are waiting........
Facebook can publish (or not publish) anything they want. They are under no obligation to anyone regarding what stories they promote.
No where has Facebook ever claimed to be fair and balanced. That was Fox news that promised fair and balanced and then never delivered on it. Republican Senator Thune does not care about that though. Not even a little.
The Commerce Committee, led by Republican John Thune of South Dakota, asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg to respond to anonymous allegations that former contractors suppressed news about conservatives and links to right-leaning websites.
In a letter on Tuesday, Thune demanded to know who is ultimately responsible for approving stories for the "trending" box on the Facebook home page; what steps Facebook has taken to investigate the claims of bias; and how Facebook keeps records of its editorial decisions.
"Facebook is free to reveal what information it chooses about its decision-making process and to defend its editorial process as it chooses," First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams told CNNMoney. "Members of Congress and others may take issue with those decisions. But the First Amendment leaves no room for Congress to investigate or otherwise insert itself into Facebook's editorial decision-making."

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