Mark Zuckerberg still hasn’t commented on Biden winning the election

Fox News called the election for Biden on Saturday. They were deferential to Trump, according to reports, and were the last major news network to do it. I wasn’t paying much attention to them but this clip went viral of one of their anchors getting caught on a hot mic disagreeing with a maga talking head saying that the race wasn’t decided yet. Fox News also refused to air Kayleigh McEnany’s full press conference repeating Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. So there are maga people now refusing to watch Fox News, imagine that. There will likely be an even worse news network that steps in to fill that void sometime, which I don’t want to think about (note by Kaiser: OANN, correct? It’s OANN).

In the meantime, there’s always Facebook, which has spread disinformation and hate more than Fox could ever dream of. Mark Zuckerberg has made some ineffective concessions to try to stop the spread of hate groups, but he’s been mostly toothless against Trump and multiple employees have quit in disgust. Plus Facebook is still accepting ads claiming election fraud. It’s notable then that Mark has not commented on the election results or congratulated Biden. (Facebook itself has Biden as the projected winner though.) Mark did make a post saying he voted on October 26, but his last post on the 29th was one defending Facebook’s actions around the election.

Zuckerberg should have been replaced as Facebook CEO at least two years ago when it came out that he so egregiously mishandled the Cambridge Analytica data breach. (Christopher Wylie, who made the tweet above, is the former whistleblower at Cambridge Analytica.) Instead he’s stayed on, made broken promises, and built enormous wealth off hate and white supremacy. Facebook exists to keep people on Facebook. They’ve helped prop up dictators, they’ve caused countless deaths and suffering, and they’re responsible for inciting violence and hatred among a particular segment of the US population. I only hope that Democrats take control of the Senate and come up with a solution to regulate social networks. It’s absolutely despicable that Facebook has been allowed to proliferate hate and false information unchecked. This should be Zuckerberg’s legacy just like it will be Trump’s.

One thing I can say for Facebook is that they came through on their policy to put a notification on any candidate trying “to declare victory before the final results are called.” Trump made this post to Facebook right before 9am EST today, November 10, 2020. As of publication time Twitter is just letting Trump’s recent idiocy stand.


Also, Sacha Baron Cohen called out Zuckerberg. Cohen isn’t my favorite person but I agree with him.


Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

15 Responses to “Mark Zuckerberg still hasn’t commented on Biden winning the election”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Ann says:

    The only person as creepy gross is Jared Kushner. They both make my skin crawl.

  2. paranormalgirl says:

    Yet Trumpers are leaving Facebook because of “censorship” and heading to Parler, which is a festering swamp of hate.

  3. MF1 says:

    Sacha Baron Cohen gave a *great* speech at the Anti Defamation League about how Facebook and social media are encouraging hate and undermining democracy in the name free speech. (Spoiler alert: it’s not really free speech at all.) Here’s a link–really, really worth a watch.

    • a reader says:

      That speech should be required viewing. He was spot on.

      Fuckerberg can eat glass. He’s a greedy sociopath and it’s long past time to hold FB and other socials accountable for the misinformation and hate that is spewed by their users.

      Their algorithm is designed to maximise the time you spend on the platform, and outrage = engagament = more money for FB. Please, if you are able (and I absolutely realize this privilege in this statement), delete your account.

      • Golly Gee says:

        He has absolutely no intention of changing anything. Every few years he tries to look contrite and says “we will do better”. In the same breath, he tells his employees they will not be changing anything.
        According to the Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg tried to make a deal with one of the major banks to allow Facebook to have access to users banking information, including account balances and credit card information. His reasoning was so that it would be more convenient for users to web chat with their banks using Facebook – LOL! This happened shortly after he made all those promises to Congress.

  4. MaryContrary says:

    He is disgusting and has done so much damage to our country.

  5. Snuffles says:

    One of the first things the Biden-Harris administration should do is establish STRONG laws regarding social media. Identify, ban and fine people spreading false information and creating hate for profit.

    Make bots ILLEGAL!!! Make it a requirement that you must be a real person posting and not a programmed account designed to spew hate and information. And if you’re a real person, there should be legal consequences for spreading lies.

    Give people legal recourse to be able identify and sue their online abusers. They do this in Korea because it’s a serious problem and people take their reputations VERY seriously.

    Then start a social initiative on how to teach people to have a healthier relationship with social media and to teach them how to recognize false and inflammatory information.

  6. Mumbles says:

    He and Sandberg are disgusting, and in many ways she is worse than him because she puts on a somewhat human face to their sociopathy. Just remember Facebook’s head of government relations sat behind Kavanaugh during his hearings and then threw a huge party for him when he was confirmed, if you ever wonder what side the company is on.

  7. Marigold says:

    But where do we go? I’m sure not going to Parlor.

  8. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Zukerberg and his wife are pieces of s–t. They forced native Hawaiian peoples to sell off ancestral lands so he can have more privacy on his vast private estate. These are truly evil people, who disguise their evilness by throwing some money around here and there at charities (money that means nothing to them).

  9. Veronica S. says:

    I used to be a fierce advocate for Section 230 of the CDA Act for online platforms, but we really need to start looking at it more critically now that we’re in an era where internet has way more power than it ever did before. They’ve got to start doing something about the amount of abusive and falsified content on their platforms.

  10. Golly Gee says:

    Besides bribing powerful politicians, I wonder how much blackmail information they’ve gathered using their own databases to keep politicians in line.
    The Kremlin invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Facebook using oligarchs and Putin’s inner circle as fronts.