Mark Zuckerberg got US media attention after he released an indirect criticism against Republican front-runner Donald Trump during a Facebook’s developer conference. Unfortunately, there might be no teeth to that story.
The winds may changes and the tides have turned. It is confirmed that Facebook will sponsor the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Donald Trump is expected to be selected as the party’s presidential nominee.
However, Facebook claims that this action should not be interpreted as an endorsement to any candidate or political party. To be fair, they also sponsor the incoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Facebook’s vice president of public policy, Erin Egan, says that the action will allow open dialogue among voters, candidates, and officials during convention in the social media platform. The firm deems it necessary to participate in this critical moment of the US elections that will eventually affect the world.
The presidential elections is a trending topic being discussed in Facebook.
However, there are advocates criticized Facebook’s support for the Republican National Conference. One of these is CREDO Action. For the group, supporting the RNC, is indirectly supporting Trump who is involved in many sensitivity issues. CREDO Action accused Facebook to be an ally of the popular presidential candidate.
CREDO Action is composed of progressive and civil rights organizations that pressures big corporations not to endorse Trump. The activists started the trend #DumpTrump targeting Google employees.
As shown in the video, the unfavorable stance against Trump is due to his narratives imbued with hatred against immigrants, Islamophobia, sexism, racism, and and scarcity of platforms.
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