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Fb chief Mark Zuckerberg will get the Alfred E. Neuman remedy on the quilt of the Sept. 21 subject of Bloomberg Businessweek—which features a headline, “What, Me Partisan?,” that performs on Mad Journal mascot Neuman’s well-known catchphrase (“What, Me Fear?”) Alfred E. Zuckerberg, let’s name him, is proven sporting a Make America Nice Once more hat, whereas a sarcastic subhead drives house the gist of the quilt story: “How a 100% completely super-neutral social platform friended Trump.”

The net model of the story carries the headline “Facebook Needs Trump Even More Than Trump Needs Facebook” (subhead: “Staff concern Zuckerberg’s dedication to free speech is extra about defending the president than the corporate’s beliefs”). The piece opens with an anecdote about Zuckerberg supposedly sucking as much as Trump over a personal White Home dinner (not less than in keeping with Trump himself, though tellingly Fb declined to touch upon the anecdote). Bloomberg Businessweek’s Sarah Frier and Kurt Wagner then write that,

Zuckerberg isn’t simply influenced by politics. However what he does care about—greater than the rest maybe—is Fb’s ubiquity and its potential for development. The consequence, critics say, has been an alliance of comfort between the world’s largest social community and the White Home, during which Fb seems to be the opposite approach whereas Trump spreads misinformation about voting that would delegitimize the winner and even swing the election. “Fb, extra so than different platforms, has gone out of its approach to not ruffle feathers within the present administration,” says Jesse Lehrich, co-founder of Accountable Tech, a company making suggestions to tech corporations on public-policy points. “At finest, you might say it’s willful negligence.”

Additional down within the story, Frier and Kurt Wagner add that,

Thus far, Zuckerberg’s cultivation of Trump has appeared to maintain Fb secure from the president’s ire. However Trump is trailing by 7 factors or so nationally, and it’s doubtless {that a} Biden administration would search to manage Fb. … Zuckerberg appears keenly conscious of the dangers of a Trump loss. He’s advised staff that Fb is more likely to fare higher beneath Republicans, in keeping with individuals conversant in the conversations.

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