Oops, Part Infinity

“oops,” said Internet power-user Mark Faceberg.

As we know, Facebook (and other Republican miscreants) uses holidays to dump bad news, and so Wednesday before Thanksgiving was when the outgoing head of Communication, Elliot Schrage, Facebook’ed that he is falling on the grenade for the company’s work with GOP rat fuckers, er, opposition researchers Definers. Some tidbits:

“We hired Definers in 2017 as part of our efforts to diversify our DC advisors after the election. Like many companies, we needed to broaden our outreach. We also faced growing pressure from competitors in tech, telcos and media companies that want government to regulate us…”
“Who knew about this work, and who signed off on it? Responsibility for these decisions rests with leadership of the Communications team. That’s me. Mark and Sheryl relied on me to manage this without controversy…”
“Did we ask them to do work on George Soros? Yes. … When the “Freedom from Facebook” campaign emerged as a so-called grassroots coalition, the team asked Definers to help understand the groups behind them. They learned that George Soros was funding several of the coalition members. They prepared documents and distributed these to the press to show that this was not simply a spontaneous grassroots movement.”

Sheryl Sandberg replied:

“Thank you for sharing this, Elliot.”

“…and for getting my ass outta the sling,” she did not add. 

Think about this: Facebook confirmed that they asked Definers to “work on Soros” after Soros described Facebook as a “menace on society” last year.  The Soros-backed Open Society Foundations tweeted its response (snap!):

So what more does anyone need to know? Facebook itself is your Facebook Rage Uncle, promoting anti-Semitic conspiracies, and promoting GOP talking points. The far right created Gab so they could have there free speech cesspool, but they could have just stayed on Facebook. 

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2 Responses to Oops, Part Infinity

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    No surprises here. So, greetings, salutations and felicitations for this Thankful Thursday, TG. I know FB is evil, but it can also be used for good. If not for the platform, I would not have been able to reconnect with old friends who are now scattered across this great land of ours. And I would not have made friends with some fantastic individuals who live all around the globe.

    That being said, I am also extremely grateful for having discovered you, and this wonderful blog, and all the work you do. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Osiris Opto says:

    Weren’t there any interns handy.

    Liked by 1 person

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