Now a Facebook employee, the daughter of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
The upper management of the staff at the social media firm “donated” an additional $50,000 to the New York Democrat.
According to reports, Alison Schumer, the senator’s eldest daughter and a manager of Facebook product marketing, makes about $160,000 yearly.
Political consultant Susan Del Percio allegedly told the Post:
Certainly, that seems strange. An industry that deliberately cultivates ties with senators and house members has fought against onerous government regulation for years.
According to a story from last week’s New York Times, Schumer convinced Democratic Senator Mark Warner to put an end to his investigation into Facebook.
Following the 2016 presidential election, Facebook adopted a new algorithm that reduced by 90% or more the reach of websites that backed conservative ideologies.
Justin Goodman, a representative for Schumer, reiterated Facebook’s official stance only last week:
One observer said that “Sen. Schumer has actively urged Facebook to do more to delete bogus accounts and bots used by the right wing and Russians to continue a misinformation campaign and interfere in our elections.”
Schumer’s support for the social media behemoth is unshakable, despite the fact that Russian trolls used Facebook to sway the 2016 election and in the aftermath of congressional hearings that exposed Facebook’s practices for obtaining and selling user data.
It’s impossible to discount out the idea that Schumer was able to mobilize Democratic support behind protecting the social media platform, given the significant electoral disadvantage Facebook offers conservatives and Republicans.
Facebook appears to have made wise financial choices. Schumer has emerged as probably Facebook’s strongest legislative ally at a time when Republicans in Congress are looking into ways to curtail the company’s practice of obstructing conservative perspectives.
Facebook uses the same defenses to support their censorship of conservatives. If you identify as a conservative, you are either a phony, a robot, or a Russian troll.
Hopefully, the Post’s revelations will lessen Schumer’s influence and force Congress to take action.
If they don’t, President Trump probably will.
The aforementioned post has obviously been deleted because Twitter has forbidden the current American President from using its “platform.”