While waiting for his face-to-face with the antitrust committee scheduled on Wednesday, all eyes are on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz asks DOJ to launch a criminal investigation on him.
Zuckerberg has attended hearings two years ago and many were not impressed by his response, one of which is now asking the Justice Department to investigate the Facebook founder. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz wrote in a letter to Attorney General William Barr that when Zuckerberg was asked about “allegations that Facebook censored and suppressed content supportive of President Donald Trump and other conservatives,” Zuckerberg has frequently and categorically refused to admit there is any bias against conservative policies, speech, or persons, nor did the company perform editorial manipulation of any form.
Fast forward to 2020, the same issue is being thrown on the Silicon Valley giant’s way and there was a price to pay. The reigning social network has been exposed by its employees that it ignored racial bias research multiple times and more big spenders are trying to totally abandon Facebook’s paid ads. Boycott organizers are not backing out until the company does its best to root out disinformation and hate.
Gaetz has collected multiple evidence, including Project Veritas’ published hidden-camera footage, that won’t be in any favor of the social media mogul and added: “These facts are in direct contrast to Mr. Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress where he stated under oath that Facebook is a politically-neutral platform and that he personally is working to root out any employees who are restricting speech based on Silicon Valley's overwhelmingly leftist culture."
Last week, Facebook has announced it will study its algorithm to prove whether it is racially biased or not. Apparently, Facebook’s executives have created a team to ensure “fairness and equitable product development” in everything it does.