Poll Context: A delegation of Establishment conservatives headed to Silicon Valley yesterday for a Facebook PR exercise. At the meeting, Facebook refused to admit they did anything wrong so was the meeting just arranged to make Facebook look good? The problem is that everyone knows Facebook has a liberal bias, from Mark Zuckberg and his anti Trump stance, recently condemning “fearful voices calling for building walls,” to his employees and their selective bias on trending stories. We have seen that a number of Facebook’s staff voted to ask the CEO what the company was doing to stop Donald Trump becoming President. In other words, there are people at Facebook who want the social network to influence elections, and aren’t afraid of saying so. And they’re most likely in the majority.
As Politico states about the closed door meeting.
Despite calls for more transparency about how Facebook handles news, however, the social network has not announced any plans to live-stream the proceedings or open it to outside media — a move that’s only further riled its critics.
Facebook puts a lot of pressure [on users] to be transparent, to be social, to be open to be using video,” said Vincent Harris, a top GOP strategist, in an interview this week. Stressing that the company could be “using their wonderful new Facebook Live feature,” he added: “Why are we having a closed door meeting about this?”