Recent Project Veritas footage leaked from a Facebook insider shows Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives admitting they have “too much power” while showing praise to President Joe Biden.
“There has been quite a lot of disquiet expressed by many leaders around the world, from the President of Mexico to Alexei Navalny in Russia, and Chancellor Angela Merkel and others saying, ‘well this shows that private companies have got too much power…’ we agree with that,” Facebook’s Head of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said referring to Facebook’s decision to ban Trump from it’s platforms.
“Ideally, we wouldn’t be making these decisions on our own, we would be making these decisions in line with our own conformity, with democratically agreed rules and principles. At the moment, those democratically agreed rules don’t exist. We still have to make decisions in real-time,” continued Clegg.
The executives even acknowledged censoring certain political speech after the Capitol Hill riots.
“We have a system that is able to freeze commenting on threads in cases where our systems are detecting that there may be a thread that has hate speech or violence … these are all things we’ve built over the past three-four years as part of our investments into the integrity space our efforts to protect the election,” Guy Rosen, Facebook’s VP of Integrity, said.
The video also displays Zuckerberg accusing Trump of trying to “undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power.”
“His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters in the Capitol I think has rightly bothered and disturbed people in the US and around the world,” Zuckerberg said.
Zuckerberg also claimed that Black Lives Matter protestors received different treatment from the police than the Capitol Hill protestors.
“I know this is just a very difficult moment for a lot of us here, and especially our black colleagues,” Zuckerberg said. “It was troubling to see how people in this mob were treated compared to the stark contrast we saw during protests earlier this year.”
In a video obtained by Project Veritas that was recorded on Jan. 21, Zuckerberg praised the Biden administration, saying it was “significant” to see Vice President Kamala Harris in her new position.
“Yesterday was truly a historic day,” Zuckerberg claimed. “The past few weeks have certainly been a very difficult time in our nation. But we got our new president. We also have the first woman and the first person of color as our vice president in the history of our country.”
“The swearing in of Vice President Harris really stands as a reminder that despite the challenges that we are facing as a country, we all have so much to be proud of,” continued Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg also praised Biden’s politics, saying Biden’s fulfilling an agenda that Facebook cares “quite deeply about.”
“In his first day, President Biden already issued a number of Executive Orders on areas that we as a company care quite deeply about and have for some time,” Zuckerberg said. “Areas like immigration, preserving DACA, ending restrictions on travel from Muslim-majority countries, as well as other Executive Orders on climate and advancing racial justice and equity. I think these were all important and positive steps.”
Facebook’s VP of Civil Rights, Roy Austin, said that the company should inject its views into their products.
“I wonder whether or not we can use Oculus to help a white police officer to understand what it feels like to be a young black man who’s stopped and searched and arrested by the police…I want every major decision to run through a civil rights lens,” Austin said.
A couple weeks ago, Project Veritas released footage showing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey praising the censorship of Donald Trump and calling for more censorship of conservative viewpoints on its platform.