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The Facebook Factor in the GOP´s
Battle to Take the Senate

American Thinker, by Jonathon Moseley

Original Article

Posted By:magnante, 8/13/2014 9:24:47 AM

Politically active liberal Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is now blocking Republican candidates from his social media website Facebook in the GOP’s bid to retake control of the U.S. Senate in November. Facebook deleted late Monday night an “Event” this author created to ask for donations to Kevin Wade, running for U.S. Senate as a Republican in Delaware from his 4,937 Facebook friends. Freshman Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons is up for re-election this fall. His approval rating was only at 49% a year ago in September 2013 according to a University of Delaware poll. The year since that 49% approval last

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mamafrog, 8/13/2014 10:13:01 AM     (No. 9964223)

Facebook has never been responsive to its users. It is free, you get what you pay for.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 8/13/2014 10:31:30 AM     (No. 9964254)

#1 - I have two issues with what you offered. First yes, FB is indeed suckerberg´s creation but, as a public corporation there are different rules about corporate conduct. I am reasonably sure that targeted censorship is not considered free speech. There may be a legal action possible. The down side to legal action is that it will take years in the court system to resolve anything. Zuckerberg will continue to censor conservative views until and if he made to stop. Hence his actions will most assuredly impact the 2014 and probably the 2016 elections.

Secondly, building a FB for Conservatives is fine but falls into the category of preaching to the choir. Conservatives will continue to lose in the court of public opinion unless we present our philosophy forcefully and often and on liberal turf.

So yes Zuckerberg is an A$$whole and yes FB is probably violating several federal statutes with this action. But our only course of action at this point in time is to personally refute the liberal dogma on FB itself.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: dwa, 8/13/2014 11:01:36 AM     (No. 9964304)

Facebook AND Google are two very dangerous companies to free speech and individual freedoms.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thelmalou, 8/13/2014 11:47:29 AM     (No. 9964374)

Agreed, #4. I avoid both like the plague. (Except for Google Maps and Google Earth...still the best.)


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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/14/2014 1:29:35 AM     (No. 9965248)

Me too #5. I am not going to put personal info, family photos on those two sites run by rabid leftists in full cahoots with this government. Me too on the Google maps ! I would be lost without those blessed directions!

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