How Mark Zuckerberg Learned Politics
Facebook’s CEO long left politics and policy to deputies. No more. As the company’s influence has grown, and with it controversies, political acumen has become an essential tool.
1/ I am enraged. Excellent reporting from WSJ's
finds that Facebook engineers—with sign-off from Zuckerberg himself—retooled their algorithm to throttle traffic to high-value progressive news orgs,
🚨 WSJ confirms what we've suspected: Mark Zuckerberg directly intervened to prevent progressive news orgs like
from being included in Facebook's News Tab, while sharing meals with Ben Shapiro + exchanging texts with Jared Kushner 🚨
5/ Zuckerberg had Ben Shapiro over to dinner to court him? WTF, seriously? Guess who's not invited to dinner? Hey Mark, I only live a few blocks from you.
Mark Zuckerberg "talks regularly with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner" and "has lectured Facebook’s broadly left-leaning staff about the need to understand that their user base is more conservative"
New: It was once nigh impossible to get Mark Zuckerberg interested in politics. But over the last few years, as Facebook has lurched from one controversy to the next, he’s built himself into something of a political operator. Story w/
Citizens for Ethics
WhatsApp messages between Jared Kushner and Mark Zuckerberg are presidential records and must be preserved.
Rare nugget that actually deserves the 👀 emoji, from
Anthony DeRosa 🗽
"Mr. Zuckerberg is now an active political operator. He has dined with President Trump, talks regularly with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, and has pressed lawmakers and officials to scrutinize rivals including TikTok and Apple Inc."
When FB tweaked its algorithm to minimize political news, executives were concerned about the outsize impact of the changes on the right, including The Daily Wire. So the changes were redesigned and left-leaning sites like
were hit harder.
Facebook altered its algorithms deliberately to disadvantage liberal news sources. How do we know? Wall Street Journal reporting.
NEW: Mark Zuckerberg can no longer afford to leave politics in the hands of underlings. Here’s how the biggest name in social media transformed himself into a political operator. W/
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg went from once getting coached on the difference between U.S. political parties to pressing White House officials to scrutinize TikTok and Apple. More on Zuckerberg's political evolution, w/
"The only party he belongs to is the party of Facebook." Great read from
on how Mark Zuckerberg turned into a political animal
Razib 😈 Khan
Zuckerberg can no longer afford to leave politics in the hands of underlings. Here’s how the biggest name in social media transformed himself into a political operator.
LOL. am i the only one that get's "crassus vibes" from some of our oligarchs???
Mark Zuckerberg and Jared Kushner reportedly communicate over encrypted messaging. (A reminder that Kushner is a government employee, even though he has forgone his WH salary)
Sounds like a smart CEO doing smart CEO things in a time of extreme political polarization when his under the microscope
Mark Zuckerberg can no longer afford to leave politics in the hands of underlings. Here’s how the biggest name in social media transformed himself into a political operator.