Politics Trump attacked Mark Zuckerberg in an angry statement, claiming $400 million he donated to help local election offices makes him a 'criminal'
DC AG adds Facebook's Zuckerberg to Cambridge Analytica suit
Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine (D) on Wednesday added Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to an existing lawsuit alleging the social media giant failed to protect user data during the 2016 election.This is the first time that Zuckerberg has been named in a complaint by an American regulator, according to Racine's office.The lawsuit, initially filed in 2018, focuses on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, when a data firm harvested information from as many as 87 million people without their knowledge.The case was brought under D.C.'s Consumer Protection Procedures Act, which prohibits unfair and deceptive trade practices.
- Donald Trump attacked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, calling him a 'criminal.'
- Trump baselessly suggested that Zuckerberg's $400 million donation to election causes was suspect.
- There is no evidence Zuckerberg's donation was used improperly.
Former US President Donald Trump attacked Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in an angry statement, claiming that a $400 million donation he made to local election offices last year makes him a "criminal."
"Mark Zuckerberg, in my opinion, a criminal, is allowed to spend over $400 million and therefore able to change the course of a Presidential Election, and nothing happens to Facebook," Trump said in an emailed statement to supporters.
Senator asks Facebook CEO to testify on Instagram and kids
WASHINGTON (AP) — The senator leading a probe of Facebook’s Instagram and its impact on young people is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the panel that has heard far-reaching criticisms from a former employee of the company. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who heads the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, called in a sharply worded letter Wednesday for the Facebook founder to testify on Instagram’s effects on children.
Trump appeared to be referring to $400 million that Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chanlast year.
The money was to help them adapt to changes in voting patterns that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic.
It was spent on items including personal protective equipment like masks and gloves, and equipment to process mail ballots.
There is no evidence that Zuckerberg's donations were criminal or even partisan, but Trump's comments echoed wider Republican fury at the move.
Oneused in nine swing states, calling it "an insidious, coordinated, and stealth campaign to manipulate this year's elections."
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Thousands of pages of internal documents offer the clearest picture yet of how Facebook endangers American democracy—and show that the company’s own employees know it.At 2:10 p.m., a live microphone captured a Senate aide’s panicked warning that “protesters are in the building,” and both houses of Congress began evacuating.
Zuckerberg denied that the funds would be used in a partisan manner.
Helast year: "Since our initial donation, there have been multiple lawsuits filed in an attempt to block these funds from being used, based on claims that the organizations receiving donations have a partisan agenda.
"That's false. These funds will serve communities throughout the country -- urban, rural and suburban - and are being allocated by non-partisan organizations."
Trump, who has continued to push baseless claims of widespread election fraud since leaving office in January, also made similar claims about Zuckerberg in.
He cited part of Zuckerberg's donation which had been allocated to voting systems in Pennsylvania as evidence of the Facebook founder attempting to "interfere" in the state's election results.
Pennsylvania voted for Joe Biden and, as in other parts of the US, attempts by Trump allies to challenge the results did not succeed.
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