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Pelosi: Facebook ‘Schmoozed' With Trump To Avoid Scrutiny Of Zuckerberg's Business Empire


Added 01-16-20 05:08:01pm EST - “Pelosi suggests Facebook curried favor with President Trump to avoid regulatory scrutiny.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Pelosi: Facebook ‘Schmoozed’ With Trump To Avoid Scrutiny Of Zuckerberg’s Business Empire”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday that Facebook curried favor with President Donald Trump to avoid regulatory scrutiny.

“All they want are their tax cuts and no antitrust action against them,” Pelosi said at a press conference when asked if she worries about Facebook’s motives leading up to the 2020 election. She also claimed the tech company “schmoozed” with Trump to avoid an antitrust probe.

Pelosi and liberal pundits pounced on CEO Mark Zuckerberg in June 2019 when the company refused to nix a doctored video clip of the California lawmaker. (RELATED: Liberals Pounce After Facebook Exec Explains Why Doctored Pelosi Video Is Staying Up)

The video artificially slowed Pelosi’s speech and mannerisms. It was identified as a fake, but not before it had been shared across multiple social media platforms. Facebook determined that providing customers with accurate information is more important than eliminating the video.

Pelosi also took time during Thursday’s press conference to criticize the Silicon Valley giant for how it handled Russian disinformation agents in 2016.

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