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As Facebook and Twitter censored President Donald Trump and the New York Post, their executives contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
A New York Post report revealed that a review of Federal Election Commission records showed that Vice President of Public Policy and Facebook Privacy Director Erin Egan donated $99,440.01 to Democrats and Biden in the final weeks of the race.
Similarly, Facebook CFO David Wehner donated $2,800 to Biden’s campaign and the same amount to Democrat Amy McGrath’s failed attempt.
David Fischer, Facebook’s Chief Revenue Officer, donated $2,800 to Biden during the Democratic primary, and another $750 during the general election.
According to the New York Post, Fischer also donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic rivals in other key races, including Jamie Harrison’s failed campaign against Senator Lindsey Graham and the Senate races of Mark Kelly and John Hickenlooper in Arizona and Colorado.
Likewise, several Facebook vice presidents and Instagram’s chief financial officer also donated a maximum of $2,800 to Biden’s White House campaign.
In addition to Facebook, dozens of senior employees also donated almost exclusively to Democrats and Biden on Twitter.
Vice President Matt Derella donated $2,000 to the Biden campaign in September, while Senior Director of Product Management James Kelm made two donations totaling $5,600 to Biden.
Both companies have been embroiled in censorship scandals after the New York Post reported on Hunter Biden‘s shady dealings in the Ukraine and China, while the Asian country being America’s greatest enemy.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was forced to apologize after he prevented his users from sharing the story, calling the decision “unacceptable.”
Suspicious triangulation: Twitter, Biden and China
It is suspicious that Twitter has not only decided to contribute financially to Biden’s campaign but also to censor information that would harm it. Furthermore, the social network has decided to block messages from Donald Trump while at the same time allowing Chinese officials to spread lies through its social network.
Lijian Zhao, Deputy Director of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Information Department, shared a photo on Twitter with false information that insulted Australia. The published photo was edited and retouched.
Even when Twitter had taken action against what it considered “misinformation” about coronavirus, it allowed a Chinese state media outlet to lie about the origin of the pandemic.
We must remember the statement by Senator Marco Rubio, who linked the social network to the Asian regime: “Either Twitter has a double standard with Conservatives or it is afraid of the Chinese government and the Communist Party.”
Twitter on the spotlight
On November 27th, Trump declared that Twitter was a threat to national security. This happened after #DiaperDon went viral after a press conference.
“Twitter is sending out totally false ‘Trends’ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really happening in the world. They make it up, and only negative ‘stuff,'” tweeted the current American President.
On November 17th, the U.S. Senate called on Twitter and Facebook for their management of content in the elections, a session in which it was also evident that Congress is determined to make changes in section 230 of the Decency in Communications Act of 1996, which social networks are clinging to in order to support their actions.
The law, known as Section 230, protects the ability of companies to moderate content as they see fit and directly impacts the accountability of technology firms for what users post on their platforms.
However, a few months ago Trump issued an executive order to regulate this Act, arguing that companies should be more proactive and clear about the technology they use to moderate content.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo