Facebook has been in the spotlight recently for its situation regarding Cambridge Analytica but this is not the first time that Facebook has engaged in politics. They have a history of going into politics including creating a Facebook superpac that donates to candidates. Both Democrats and Republicans benefitted.

This has continued to the incoming 2018 election cycle with Facebook already donating to key candidates. The fear to be had is whether or not a fair and clean investigation into Facebook can be had by Congress. If Congress can’t complete a fair and unbiased investigation there is a clear problem.

By donating to both Republicans and Democrats the company has shown that it doesn’t actually stand for anything. This shows they are spending money for favors. The expectations that campaign money can then be used to manipulate Congress is not good.

It had been requested that Mark Zuckerberg appear before Congress but today the Chief Executive Officer declined Congress’ request. UK’s parliamentary had requested him to speak and he declined but said he would send two senior members of Facebook’s executive staff. Zuckerberg showed that he does NOT intend to be held personally accountable for his actions. He will continue to lay it off on his staff.

Here is the list of Democrats and Republicans accepting money from Facebook:

In 2016, John Podesta who served as the Hillary for America campaign chair emailed Sheryl Sandberg who serves as Facebooks Chief Operating Officer telling her “Look forward to working with you to elect the first woman President of the United States.”

What do you think?

“Want to Freak Yourself Out?” Tech Expert Reveals How Facebook and Google Are Spying on You – AND IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

Technical Consultant and web developer, Dylan Curran posted a long tweet thread documenting just how much information Google and Facebook store about people.

Be prepared because this is gonna freak you out.

Facebook and Google have come under heavy criticism recently after privacy concerns were raised over the way they store and sell user data to advertisers.

Christopher Wylie, a Cambridge Analytica whistleblower told a committee of British MP’s Tuesday Facebook has the ability to spy on you in your own home or place of work.

Facebook denies they spy on users with their app in order to deploy customized advertisements.

In a tweet thread, Dylan Curran takes you on a journey in 34 stunning tweets showcasing just how much Google knows about you. From your every move, to search history, to gender, health, relationship status, Google and Facebook are documenting pretty much everything you do day in and day out.

In one of Dylan Curran’s last few tweets in the thread he even suggests he ‘may be on an FBI watch list so if he dies in the next few months it wasn’t an accident, it was a set-up.’

Curran also says Google and Facebook having all of this information can be used for nefarious reasons and violates multiple human rights.


Follow Dylan’s tweet thread down the rabbit hole…

“Want to freak yourself out? I’m gonna show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it”, Dylan Curran began.

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