About. Damn. Time.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz just asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg what millions of Americans have been begging to ask: Does Facebook censor conservatives?
During Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony, Cruz brought up reported conservative censorship on Facebook. First Cruz laid the trap, asking Zuckerberg if he thought Facebook was a neutral public forum:
Sen. Ted Cruz: “Does Facebook consider itself to be a neutral public forum?”
Mark Zuckerberg: “We consider ourselves to be a platform for all ideas.” https://t.co/CbFO899XlU pic.twitter.com/OwxNHg9ilS
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 10, 2018
Sen. Cruz used that opportunity to put Zuckerberg on blast, citing numerous alleged instances of conservative stories and personalities being suppressed on Facebook, including the recent banning of Trump supporters Diamond and Silk.
You have to watch the exchange below:
That was epic!
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Cruz is right to question whether Facebook is suppressing conservatives. Silicon Valley has a noted Democrat streak, with employees at big tech firms donating a ton to Democratic candidates. A former Facebook employee warned back in 2016 that conservative content was being purposefully censored.
In fact, Zuckerberg himself responds to Cruz by saying “Silicon Valley is an extremely left-leaning place.”
Conservatives cheered on Cruz over Twitter:
BOOM! Ted Cruz lays into #Zuckerberg on his Orwellian Authoritarian Censorship of conservatives including Trump Supporting Black Women Diamond & Silk. Ted Cruz is an American Hero
— Deplorable Melissa (@sweetatertot2) April 10, 2018
THANK YOU TED CRUZ!!! He is bringing it right to #Zuckerberg‘s face about how Facebook absolutely censors conservatives and even bringing up @DiamondAndSilk! THIS IS A PERVASIVE PATTERN OF POLITICAL BIAS! Zuckeberg will not deny it either. He cannot.
— Joey M. (YourVoice™ America) (@JTM_YVA) April 10, 2018
— Տᗩᑎᗪᖇᗩ ن (@SandraTXAS) April 10, 2018
Zuckerberg, of course, tried to keep his cool after the exchange:
“That was pretty good” Zuckerberg jokes after Ted Cruz grills him on political speech pic.twitter.com/j6yRQI0Y6D
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 10, 2018
It was clear Cruz won the back-and-forth, however.
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