More life threatening actions by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook infamy. This time Zuckerberg personally overrulled his company’s policies to allow a false anti-abortion ad to run on Facebook. The anti-abortion ad claims there is NEVER a medically necessary abortion! Zuckerberg did this at the behest of several senate Republicans who complained about the treatment this false ad was receiving from Facebook.
Besides fomenting the anti-vaccinemovement, extremism, hate, and a violent insurrection, we can thank Zuckerberg for his contribution to ending a woman’s choice in America.
Here are the details on what Zuckerberg did with regards to this fraudelent anti-abortion ad:
Among the documents, known collectively as the Facebook Papers, is an internal memo alleging Zuckerberg was directly involved in a 2019 decision to reinstate a video that falsely claimed abortions were “never medically necessary,” according to documents reviewed by the Financial Times.
The inaccurate post was originally removed by a Facebook moderator, leading to backlash from Republican figureheads, the report said.
Facebook’s decision to put the post back up was one of several examples cited by employees who claimed executives intervened in misinformation removal “when they see that they could harm powerful political actors,” according to the Financial Times…
Facebook initially attached the doctors’ fact-check onto the video and restricted the page’s distribution, prompting Rose to accuse it of censorship, Insider’s Isobel Hamilton previously reported.
Four Republican senators, including Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, wrote to Zuckerberg in response, arguing that the doctors who wrote the fact-check were not impartial, therefore violating the code of conduct established by the International Fact-Checking Network.
The ad was a speech given by Lila Rose, an anti-abortion activist. She claimed there was never a medically necessary abortion. Full stop. Never mind that there are times when an expectant mother has to make a decision to terminate a pregnancy because her life is in danger. And The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Physicians for Reproductive Health blasted this ad.
But Zuckerberg didn’t want to piss of Republicans, so this fraudulent ad went right back up to be shared all over Facebook.
And Republicans scream that Facebook and other social media platforms are “anti-conservative.” What fucking bullshit. We can add a few more lives lost to Zuckerberg’s butcher’s bill.
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