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Flashback: Creepy Hillary Clinton poster spotted in Facebook office

Screenshot: Twitter
Screenshot: Twitter

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:

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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…”

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:

https://twitter.com/RandomHero30/status/626364164613742592

Good question.  Another person added:

https://twitter.com/BroSteveWinter/status/627501914813542400

Winter, by the way, has been documenting Facebook’s madness for quite some time.  You can see his blog here.

https://twitter.com/ctemp153/status/627522094713208832

https://twitter.com/JoeAcosta/status/626788359185281028

Actually, it’s quite believable.  What’s more, the Times article never mentions the poster.

Wonder why…

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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