Fox's Stuart Varney says he doesn't care how Facebook "handled trouble" but accuses the company of anti-conservative bias

Fox's Stuart Varney says he doesn't care how Facebook "handled trouble" but accuses the company of anti-conservative bias 

Varney: "I don't like the free speech of conservatives being censored by faceless Facebook employees. And that's what they're doing."

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From the November 16 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): Facebook is reeling. The New York Times published a scathing report on Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg's leadership. "Delay, deny, and deflect," that's the Times' judgment of Facebook. Facebook responds, calling the criticism “unfair,” but admitting that Facebook was slow to respond to the crises it faced. Personally, I’m not interested in the details of how they handled trouble, and I'm not interested in who said what to whom. I have a problem with censorship and power. 

I don't like the free speech of conservatives being censored by faceless Facebook employees. And that's what they're doing. They claim to be rooting out hate speech. OK, but why is support for President Trump defined as hate? If you want something done about millions of illegals in our country, why are you a hateful, anti-immigrant kind of guy if you say it? I don't like your politics, Facebook. And I'm tired of you shoving your views down America's throat. 

And then there's power. Here's the real danger: The handful of multibillionaires who run Facebook and Google know absolutely everything about everyone. Everything! And when artificial intelligence is applied, they will run your life, even more than they do now. Imagine that, a couple of Calfornians with all that power over a couple of billion people? There’s something wrong with that. Notice how their public image has changed. A few years ago, Zuckerberg was boy wonder, wunderkind, the 20-something who would bring the world together. Now he's been on an apology tour and he's playing serious defense. I think it's high noon for him. 

Related:

NY Times: Delay, deny and deflect: How Facebook’s leaders fought through crisis

Previously:

Study: Analysis of top Facebook pages covering American political news

Under Facebook’s new algorithm, conservative meme pages are outperforming all political news pages

Facebook once again gives special treatment to conservative media

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