This ain’t a conspiracy, this is a reality that has been exposed by some leading newspapers in the country, crooked Schumer and Zuckerberg creating ties and exchanging favors.
The New York Post has posed the question of whether or not Schumer has pulled strings to get his daughter a high-paying position with Facebook. As the paper recently wrote, “Facebook employees, including some at the top of its corporate pyramid, have helped fill Schumer’s campaign coffers – and he’s returned the favor by carrying water for the social media giant in Congress, according to a recent report.”
And Alison Schumer, the senator’s youngest of two daughters, works as a Facebook product marketing manager – which pays an average of $160,000, according to Glassdoor.com.
“It sure looks hinky,” political strategist, Susan Del Percio, told The Post. “This is an industry that’s been trying for years to fend off heavy government regulation by actively cultivating relationships with senators and House members.”
According to the website cityandstateny.com, an investigation published by The New York Times has “drawn attention to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s efforts to ease the Senate Intelligence Committee’s questioning of Facebook in its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.”
In July, the website reported, Schumer reportedly asked Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, to back off his intense questioning of Facebook, advising Warner to look for ways to work with the company instead of antagonizing it, according to the report. “A Senate aide told the Times that Schumer wanted Facebook to focus on solving the issues of right-wing disinformation and consumer privacy.”
It appears that Facebook spent its money wisely. Schumer has become perhaps Facebook’s strongest congressional ally at a time when Republicans in Congress are investigating ways to curb the company’s policy of censoring conservative views.
Last week, the New York Times reported:
Schumer had pressured Democratic Senator Mark Warner to back off his investigation of Facebook.
Schumer’s support for Facebook remains steadfast despite the fact that Russian trolls had used Facebook to interfere in the 2016 election and following congressional hearings that uncovered Facebook’s strategy for collecting, and selling, the personal data of its users.
It’s hard to discount that Schumer may have been able to consolidate Democratic support around defending Facebook because of the extreme political disadvantage the company puts conservatives and Republicans at.
Following the 2016 election, Facebook began employing a new algorithm that suppressed the reach of websites favoring conservative opinion by 90% and more.
According to The Beltway Report, just last week Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman parroted Facebook’s corporate line:
“Sen. Schumer has worked aggressively to push Facebook to do more to purge fake accounts and bots used by the right wing and Russians to perpetuate a disinformation campaign and interfere with our elections.”
The outlet explained it further:
Those are the same labels Facebook uses to excuse its censorship of conservatives. If you’re a conservative you must be fake, a bot, or a Russian troll.
Hopefully, the revelations by the Post will neuter Schumer’s influence and force congress to take action.
If they don’t, it’s likely that President Trump will.
Obviously, the above tweet has been removed seeing as Twitter banned the sitting President of the United States from its ‘platform.’