Cruz also asked Zuckerberg if he was aware of any instances of Facebook removing pages or advertisements associated with Planned Parenthood, MoveOn.org, or any Democratic political candidates.

Calvin Freiburger : Apr 11, 2018 : Lifesitenews.com

(Washington, DC)—[Lifesitenews.com] During Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the United States Senate yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz grilled the Facebook founder about the social media giant’s alleged pattern of discrimination against conservative voices. (Image: Sen. Ted Cruz questions Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg/C-SPAN3/via LifeSiteNews)

Cruz began by asking whether Facebook considers itself a neutral forum, to which Zuckerberg said Facebook views itself as “a platform for all ideas.” Cruz followed up by noting that online services are not held liable for their content so long as they are a “neutral public forum.”

He then asked again whether Facebook considers itself a neutral public forum, or if it engages in political speech.

Zuckerberg answered that Facebook’s “goal” was “certainly not to engage in political speech.” Pressing further, Cruz told him that “a great many Americans” were “deeply concerned” that Facebook was engaged in a “pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship.”

He cited several examples of Facebook suppressing conservative views from its trending news stories, such as stories on the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, and others. He also highlighted Facebook shutting down a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day page, blocking more than two dozen Catholic pages, and classifying conservative video bloggers Diamond and Silk as “unsafe for the community”…

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