In a private recording recently, Facebook’s CEO was caught saying:
“If she gets elected president, then I would bet that we will have a legal challenge, and I would bet that we will win the legal challenge. And does that still suck for us? Yeah. But look, at the end of the day, if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight.”
Clearly, Elizabeth Warren’s message of corporate reform has struck a chord with the Facebook CEO. Not to mention the fact that Facebook was recently fined $5 billion dollars by the FEC for their illegal use of personal data.
In response to Mr. Zuckerberg, Elizabeth Warren was unequivocal:
“What would really ‘suck’ is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy.”
Discussion of campaign finance reform is not new in 2019. In fact, this seems to have been building for a while; our passionate and growing user base has been a testament to that. And it’s one of the reasons we started Goods Unite Us. By giving consumers information and providing transparency around corporate money in politics, we hope that brands and companies like Facebook will think twice before spending big money in politics.