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LETTERS

Facebook backed Obama so his data mining was OK?

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Paul Miller

Saturday, April 14, 2018

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Benjamin Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the convention, a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Franklin, “Well, doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

As I think about what it must have been like for Franklin on that day in 1787 I look at today and see our republic disappearing into the trash heap of history.

Why? Washington, D.C., and politics in general today is all about big money. George Soros and Tom Steyer, both billionaires, are using these billions to influence the upcoming midterm election by essentially buying votes.

We’ve heard about the Russians now for a year and a half but what about these American billionaires? We listened to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, talk about developing artificial intelligence to stop hate speech on Facebook before the public ever sees it. Exactly what does Facebook consider hate speech? It’s whatever its programmers determine it to be. We already know that Facebook is manipulating conservative news on Facebook because the company has an agenda.

Here’s a headline in the “Independent Journalism Review:” “Ex-Obama campaign director drops bombshell claim on Facebook: ‘They were on our side.”’ According to ex-Obama campaign official, Carol Davidsen, Facebook knowingly allowed the Obama campaign “to mine massive amounts of Facebook data, more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do,” including Cambridge Analytica, because Facebook was supportive of Obama. In a Sunday tweet thread, Davidsen, former director of integration and media analytics for Obama for America, said the 2012 campaign led Facebook to “suck out the whole social graph” and target potential voters.

It was fine for the Obama team to mine data from Facebook because Facebook was in the tank for then-candidate Obama. Zuckerberg and Facebook are a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Both Zuckerberg, his billions and Facebook are working right along with Soros and Steyer to bring down this president and his administration. Conservatives wake up! This fall, your vote is needed to stop this move by the left toward socialism. If you want to lose this republic don’t vote!

Paul Miller

Elizabeth City

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