Oh, this isn’t going to end well for Faceberg:
“Pelosi’s decision not to engage with Zuckerberg, one of the most powerful technology executives in the world, reflects her frustration with how Facebook handled a manipulated video clip of remarks by the speaker, said the people, who were not authorized to speak publicly.
“According to the people familiar [with] the matter, Pelosi has not been eager to hear Zuckerberg’s explanation for the company’s actions. The impasse between the nation’s most powerful Democratic lawmaker and the social media titan highlights broader tensions within the Democratic Party about Facebook and the company’s efforts to counter both foreign interference in elections and the spread of viral lies and blatant falsehoods.”
As the question of breaking up “internet power-user” Mark Faceberg’s empire is being debated, that Jackass-burger (see what I did there?) might think twice about pissing off the most powerful woman in the Congress.
Hey, remember when Pelosi said this, Mark:
“We have said all along, ‘Poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians.’ I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong. They’re lying to the public.… I think they have proven—by not taking down something they know is false—that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election.”
The 2020 Goat Rodeo contenders have called for regulation of Facebook and some have already demanded FB (and others!) be broken up. (Hi Sen. Prof. Warren!)
The FTC and the DOJ are both investigating FB, and the House’s antitrust subcommittee said it would conduct an investigation into tech that is “stifling competition and putting consumers at risk.”
And you know, Eiron, the Goddess of Irony was enjoying herself when Pelosi used social media to announce it just last week:
Unwarranted, concentrated economic power in the hands of a few is dangerous to democracy – especially when digital platforms control content. The era of self-regulation is over.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 4, 2019
So, you see, Mark, instead of being a jerk, you might want to think about who you are jerking.