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In a new Project Veritas investigation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained to different executives the reason why Donald Trump was censored. The reason was that there was a fear that the former president wanted to “undermine” the transition of power.
The organization led by James O’Keefe III obtained hours of insider Facebook footage exposing the CEO’s interests. In one of the excerpts, Zuckerberg addresses the issue of the assault on Capitol Hill in Washington:
“It’s very important that our political leaders lead by example, make sure they put the nation first here. What we’ve seen is that the president (Trump) has been doing the opposite. The president intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and legal transition of power.”
However, Zuckerberg’s patriotism has not applied to now-President Joe Biden, who counts among his advisors, for example, Thomas Zimmerman, who worked for a Chinese Communist Party spy organization that recruits Western spies.
On Donald Trump’s use of Facebook, Zuckerberg stated that he believes “that his [the former president’s] decision to use the platform to legitimize rather than condemn the actions of his supporters on Capitol Hill has upset and disturbed people in the United States and around the world.”
In another excerpt posted on Project Veritas’ Twitter account, the CEO states that Facebook expresses its pleasure at the executive orders:
“On his first day, President Biden has already issued several executive orders in areas that we as a company care deeply about.” Policies in the immigration sector such as reaffirming DACA and the 100-day “pause” on deportations of illegal immigrants; repealing the ban on transgender people in the military; repealing the ban on travel to majority-Muslim countries; and rejoining the World Health Organization, among others.
On the Capitol assault, Zuckerberg contrasted with the Black Lives Matter riots, “I know this is a very difficult time for many of us here, and especially for our black colleagues. It was troubling to see how people in this mob (the one that stormed the Capitol) were treated compared to the stark contrast we saw during the protests earlier this (last) year.”
What Zuckerberg omitted is that “the protests” (which were actually riots) cost insurance companies $1 to $2 billion in damages.
Facebook’s vice president of integrity, Guy Rosen, spoke about how Facebook will go about addressing what they consider “offensive speech” on the platform: “We have a system that can freeze comments in threads in cases where our systems detect that there may be a thread of hate speech or violence.” Rosen commented that such technology has been what they have been developing these past three or four years “as part of our investments in the integrity space.”
Roy Austin, Facebook’s vice president of civil rights, commented on how the company that Zuckerberg heads is looking for all products that are manufactured to be approached through a “civil rights lens”; that way they can reflect the company’s view on race.
What was controversial about his comment is that he added that there is an idea about a possible use of Facebook’s virtual reality system to help white police officers. The “help” proposed by Austin would be to show them the experience of living as an African American.
Rafael Valera, Venezuelan, student of Political Science, political exile in São Paulo, Brazil since 2017 // Rafael Valera, venezolano, es estudiante de Ciencias Políticas y exiliado político en São Paulo, Brasil desde 2017