(TargetLiberty.org) – Hillary Clinton has already proven herself to be a sore loser after Trump beat her in the 2016 election. She spends more time attacking others, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and social media, for her own failures. This time Hillary is going after Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook, over a new video that shows her poor taste.
However, for all of her shortcomings, Hillary might be onto something that could affect all Americans when it comes to determining what information is portrayed online.
Unlike other social media platforms, Facebook has decided to allow political ads even if they contain falsehoods. The company’s logic is that we can make up our own minds about what’s true and what’s fake. Twitter, on the other hand, has barred all political ads from its site until the 2020 elections are over.
The content that Hillary is questioning is a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slowed down to make her appear drunk. YouTube has taken the video down since Hillary contacted Google, but Facebook is allowing the video to remain on its platform. When asked about her opinion on this decision, Hillary said it’s “Trumpian” and “authoritarian.”
Allowing freedom of speech isn’t authoritarian. However, as Hillary points out in regards to Facebook:
“This is a global company that has huge influence in ways that we’re only beginning to understand… they have, in my view, contorted themselves into making arguments about freedom of speech and censorship, which they are hanging on to because it’s in their commercial interests.”
Is Facebook really trying to protect free speech, or are they allowing political ads because of their commercial interests?
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