Last week, “anonymous sources” at Facebook apparently told tech site Gizmodo that the company actively suppresses conservative news sources (like this one for example), and suppresses news stories about itself, while at the same time artificially promoting stories about Black Lives Matter.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says this is untrue, and on Wednesday is hosting a meeting at company HQ with prominent conservatives including Glenn Beck, former George W. Bush staffer and co-host of “The Five” on Fox, Dana Perino, Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, CNN’s S.E. Cupp, and Mitt Romney’s former digital director, Zac Moffatt.
But, as Breitbart reports, It is also important to point out that nearly every “leading conservative” listed above who has accepted and confirmed their attendance on Wednesday is part of the anti-Trump or “Never Trump” movement. The move to invite from this school of “conservatives” flies in the face of Zuckerberg’s claim of creating a diverse group for the discussion.
One exception is Moffatt, who has stated his willingness to work with Trump. “Of course we would work for the RNC under Trump,” Moffatt said.
Additionally, Facebook’s Trending News chief, Tom Stocky, is a maximum political donor to Hillary Clinton. Breitbart News has also pointed out that of all the donations from Facebook employees, Clinton has received the most.
Hmm. Interesting? As editor in chief of this particular conservative site, I can tell you our traffic was down significantly in April compared to March. Just the news cycle? Perhaps. But you never know…
In any event, with the #NeverTrump folks still banging the drum, Glenn Beck’s own business somewhat imploding and now this confab going on in the heart of Liberal Land, it makes for good tinfoil hat speculation if nothing else.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]