Former presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to crackdown on potentially misleading information during the upcoming census and 2020 election Friday; questioning their ability to unfairly influence American politics.
“I hope you recognize that Facebook’s ability to effectively combat misinformation during the 2020 census will presage your ability to combat similar misinformation during the upcoming elections,” Harris wrote in a letter.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 6, 2020
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made similar comments earlier this week after the social media platform abruptly removed a political advertisement from the Trump campaign.
“This is, on the part of Facebook, a robust unacceptable interference in the census,” Pelosi said at a press conference Thursday.
“I know the profit motive is their business model, but it should not come at the cost of counting who is in our country so that we can provide the services,” she continued. “The beautiful diversity of America is what this administration fears, they want it undercounted. They’re misrepresenting on Facebook and Facebook is saying that this misrepresentation is consistent with their policies.”
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Source: The Hill
‘LIVE WITH IT’: Bloomberg Tells All Employees Earning a Paycheck They Can’t Investigate… HIM
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg was asked to comment on his new policy banning all Bloomberg News reporters from investigating Democrats this week; saying they “just have to learn to live with some things.”
“They just have to learn to live with some things,” Bloomberg told CBS News. “They get a paycheck. But with your paycheck comes some restrictions and responsibilities.”
Asked about criticism over Bloomberg News not being able to investigate Democrats, @MikeBloomberg says employees "just have to learn to live with some things."
"They get a paycheck. But with your paycheck comes some restrictions and responsibilities." pic.twitter.com/32q7KPEIV9
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 6, 2019
Bloomberg entered the Democratic presidential race at 6% in a recent poll; topping fading challenger Kamala Harris but falling far-behind the top-tier candidates across the country.
“The survey released on Monday found that support for the former mayor ticked up from 3 percent to 6 percent among likely Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independents,” reports The Hill.
The poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden in the lead with 31% of support from Democratic voters; followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders at 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 10%, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 9%.
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‘I’M SORRY’: Biden Bows to Pressure, Apologizes for Previous Comments on Segregationists
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden publicly apologized over the weekend; saying he was “sorry” after he praised his willingness to work with segregationist lawmakers during his time in the United States Senate.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the U.S. Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some,” reports the Associated Press.
“Was I wrong a few weeks ago?” Biden asked a crowd of supporters in South Carolina. “Yes, I was. I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody.”
“I’m flawed and imperfect like everyone else. I’ve made the best decisions that I could at the moment they had to be made,” Biden said. “If the choice is between doing nothing and acting, I’ve chosen to act.”
“I’m going to let my record stand for itself and not be distorted or smeared,” he added.
Biden’s political stance on race relations were thrust into the national spotlight after last month’s Democratic debates.
Senator Kamala Harris is quickly capitalizing off last month’s Democratic debate, with new data showing the California lawmaker is now in a virtual tie with former Vice President and frontrunner Joe Biden.
“Sen. Kamala Harris of California has catapulted into a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — and she’s made significant inroads with black voters — following her widely praised debate performance last week, a new national poll released Tuesday showed,” reports NBC News.
“The latest Quinnipiac University poll of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters showed Biden with 22 percent support and Harris with 20 percent — a double-digit jump for her since the university’s previous poll last month,” adds the survey.
President Trump weighed-in last Tuesday on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary; saying the “Crew” looks “easier to debate” than his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton.
“As most people are aware, according to the Polls, I won EVERY debate, including the three with Crooked Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that in the first debate, they modulated the sound on me, and got caught. This crew looks somewhat easier than Crooked, but you never know?” posted the Commander-in-Chief on social media.
As most people are aware, according to the Polls, I won EVERY debate, including the three with Crooked Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that in the first debate, they modulated the sound on me, and got caught. This crew looks somewhat easier than Crooked, but you never know?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2019