This woman has the right to support Hillary but because of the scandals surrounding the company she works for, is it really smart to flaunt that support? It just makes Facebook look that much more biased and untrustworthy.
Facebook executive chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg came out for Hillary Clinton with an endorsement posted on her Facebook site – just months after the company faced scrutiny for claims of anti-conservative bias in how it curates news.
Sandberg, who wrote about her role as a top woman executive in her book ‘Lean In,’ said her support for Clinton ‘is not because she is a woman. It is because she is the most qualified candidate – and she is the leader we need.’
‘We need a leader whose policies reflect where we’re going, not where we’ve been. There is still so much to do – on equal pay, on equality in the workplace, on building a society where everyone has the chance to reach his or her potential, regardless of background, gender, race, or sexual orientation,’ she said.
In May, Facebook was under fire after a reporter in Gizmodo claimed the company’s ‘news curators’ claimed they were instructed to ‘inject’ popular stories into Facebook’s news feed, while individual curators allegedly kept hot conservative topics off the list.
‘Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending, a former curator told the site, listing such topics as former IRS official Lois Lerner, Republican Rand Paul, and other topics.
The fury over the disclosure prompted congressional inquiries, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg met with leading conservatives to try to tamp down the crisis.
He denied the alleged activity and wrote on Facebook, ‘It doesn’t make sense for our mission or our business to suppress political content.’