Given the amount of coverage I do on Facebook, I’m frankly surprised I missed this.
Back in July, the Western Center for Journalism reported that the New York Times tweeted a picture of a fairly creepy, Soviet-style poster of Hillary Clinton in the Washington, D.C., Facebook office:
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 29, 2015
According to Melody Dareing, the poster “demonstrates just how important the Clinton campaign thinks social media is going to be in the 2016 presidential election…”
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It says something else to me, however. Why would the social media giant have something like this in their office unless they support Clinton?
Of course, they have a right to support whichever candidate they want, but it would appear to undermine any claim of objectivity they might make…
One person asked:
— Standard Redneck (@RandomHero30) July 29, 2015
Good question. Another person added:
— Bro. Steve Winter DD (@BroSteveWinter) August 1, 2015
Winter, by the way, has been documenting Facebook’s madness for quite some time. You can see his blog here.
— Chuck Templeman (K) (@ctemp153) August 1, 2015
— Joe Acosta (@JoeAcosta) July 30, 2015
Actually, it’s quite believable. What’s more, the Times article never mentions the poster.
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