Tuesday, May 10, 2016

John Thune probes Facebook for not being right-wing enough

If you're a true believer in any right-wing cause, you can always count on Facebook to promote it. For years, Facebook has hosted a page that endorses assassinating President Obama. Conversely, Facebook actively suppresses progressive causes. After Occupy started, Facebook drastically changed the format of its pages as an attempt to put a crimp in Occupy pages.

Now a former contractor for Facebook claims the social networking site ordered contractors to suppress news items from conservative sources. This allegation was debunked almost instantly. But that doesn't stop fascist Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) - the piece of shit who heads the Senate Commerce Committee - from investigating Facebook over the accusation.

Thune has sent a letter to Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg demanding - demanding, I tell you! - that he answer numerous questions about the website's operation and policies for handling news stories. Among other things, Thune wants Zuckerberg to hand over a copy of Facebook's supposed guidelines and all changes since 2014. Thune wants all of the letter's questions answered by May 24 - or else something.

This ranks right up there with the spittle crowd's now-discredited claim that the IRS was targeting the Tea Party.

If I was Mark Zuckerberg, I'd tell John Thune to shove his letter right up his ass.

(Source: http://gizmodo.com/senate-gop-launches-inquiry-into-facebook-s-news-curati-1775767018)