Parler Weighs in on Gaetz Criminal Referral of
Las Vegas, Nevada – Parler, the People-driven social platform, is commenting on the criminal referral of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL). The referral, made in a letter released today to Attorney General William Barr, recommends that the Justice Department investigate Zuckerberg for false statements made during testimony to Congress in 2018.
During his testimony, Zuckerberg stated that Facebook had no bias against conservative leaning content. According to Congressman Gaetz, however, there is strong new evidence that the significant majority of content filtered or censored by the publisher’s editorial algorithms is conservative in nature.
Wrote Congressman Gaetz:
Oversight is an essential part of Congress’ constitutional authority. As a member of this body, I question Mr. Zuckerberg’s veracity, and challenge his willingness to cooperate with our oversight authority, diverting congressional resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impedin…
“Facebook is a textbook case on the dangers of content moderation,” said Parler CEO John Matze . “Censors and fact checkers always carry a bias. Bias is inevitable, and saying otherwise is dishonest. Congressman Gaetz suggests there is compelling evidence that Facebook has a bias against conservativ…
Zuckerberg has been accused of lying multiple times in the past. In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a settlement that censured Facebook for abusing user data and privacy. Facebook agreed to a list of reforms under court order, including refraining from unauthorized third-party data sharing.In 2018, it became clear through the Cambridge Analytica scandal and resulting investigation that Facebook, in addition to numerous other violations, was sharing data with third parties despite assuring users that their information was kept private. While several commissioners sought to hold CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally and criminally liable, the agency instead negotiated a record $5 billion fine.
Parler was founded in 2018 and has over 3.3 million users. The platform is committed to free speech, does not mine or sell user data, and does not censor content based on politics or ideology. Parler continues to stand with the People and against Technocronyism.