Scott Greer: Tech Companies Are Pursuing Socialism

From the great man that is Sarah Isgur Flores : Facebook’s profits surged 17 percent in the third quarter, as the social media site has seen dramatic growth in users. Shares rose nearly 3…

Scott Greer: Tech Companies Are Pursuing Socialism

From the great man that is Sarah Isgur Flores :

Facebook’s profits surged 17 percent in the third quarter, as the social media site has seen dramatic growth in users. Shares rose nearly 3 percent on the news. The world’s largest social media site now has 2.07 billion active users. Facebook says daily active users increased 11 percent and monthly active users increased 11 percent, year-over-year. Facebook says the growth happened despite a slowdown in ad sales growth. President Trump has been attacking Facebook. On Saturday, Trump said he had been getting more anti-Trump ads on Facebook than from any other advertisers. This came in response to Facebook’s announcement that its vice president of global operations, Campbell Brown, would be leaving her position at the end of the year.

It’s “social media imperialism,” the president said, and said he’d look into it. He accused Facebook of silencing conservative voices, prompting a sharp response from Facebook.

Over the past week, most tech leaders hosted by Facebook held events with Republican elected officials and conservative figures, as a show of party unity. Over the past year, Facebook’s efforts have put an even sharper focus on reaching conservative users and listeners. Scott Greer, a liberal digital strategist, called the initiatives an attempt to share the wealth and to create “liberty pie.” It’s a sentiment at the core of the pro-diversity movement. “Everyone deserves to feel heard,” Greer said. “But you hear everyone on the left. You don’t hear anyone on the right. There’s no diversity of thought in this division.”

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