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Monday, October 21, 2019

Facebook Inc. chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign, a rare example of direct political involvement from one of tech's most powerful executives.

Earlier this year, Zuckerberg sent multiple emails to Mike Schmuhl, Buttigieg's campaign manager, with names of individuals that he might consider hiring, campaign spokesman Chris Meagher confirmed. Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg's wife, also sent multiple emails to Schmuhl with staff recommendations.

Ultimately, two of the people recommended were hired. The emails between Zuckerberg and Buttigieg have come to light as Zuckerberg faces unrelenting attacks from politicians from both parties over such issues as misinformation, privacy, election meddling and bias.

Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee on Facebook's impact on the financial services and housing sectors.

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So I am the only one who thinks this might be "odd?"

Or have we become so enamoured to corporations dallying in our politics that this type of thing no longer matters?

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-21 10:03 PM | Reply

"Or have we become so enamoured to corporations dallying in our politics that this type of thing no longer matters?"

We're well past the tipping point where corporate affiliation is more important than national sovereignty and what it means to be capitalist to your bones. But hey, they're returning great value for their investors, which is pretty much the underlying organizing principle for nations to exist anyway. These days location is not the restriction to organizing that it once was. Brand up everyone!

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-10-22 09:21 AM | Reply

Not odd, not anymore. Zuck was very open in providing FB data to aid Obama during the 2012 election. I have no doubt FB will be providing the Democrat candidates of Zuck's choice with whatever data he thinks will help them get elected.

#3 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-10-22 12:07 PM | Reply

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