We’ve talked about Facebook’s pro-censorship stance (see Facebook Has Officially Begun Censoring Germany… and Mark Zuckerberg Caught On Mic Saying Facebook Will Delete Negative German Govt. Posts). So, it really shouldn’t be shocking to see their propaganda chief, Mark Zuckerberg, meet with his Chinese counterpart Liu Yunshan.
Mark Zuckerberg has held a rare meeting with China’s propaganda chief amid a crackdown by the Beijing authorities on the use of the internet.
Liu Yunshan told Zuckerberg that he hopes FB can share its experience with Chinese companies to help “internet development better benefit the people of all countries”, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Zuckerberg was in Beijing to attend an economic forum.
China has called for the creation of a global internet “governance system” and cooperation between countries to regulate internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression.
Facebook and other western social media companies including Twitter are banned in China. Zuckerberg has long been courting China’s leaders in a so far futile attempt to access the country with the world’s largest number of Internet users — 668 million as of last year.
By the way, did I mention that they are censoring me too? Because they are censoring me too. I know, I know, technically it’s not censorship because they’re a private business and can do whatever they want. But when they lie to the public and claim that Facebook is an open platform that does not discriminate based on political ideals… well, the principle’s the same.
Also, allow me to point out an irony here. Zuckerberg holds himself out as a “tolerant” leftist while meeting with communist China’s chief propagandist. He attempts to do so under the guise of progressive politics. But what is he really doing? He’s silencing the voices of millions of American citizens who dare to speak out against big government… in order to appease big, communist government.
Why is he trying to appease said communist, Chinese government? Solely because he wants access to their hundreds of millions of pint-sized users. And the money they bring. In short, capitalism. Specifically crony capitalism.
Yes folks, Zuckerberg will publicly decry Conservatives and capitalism, just so he can collude with the Chinese government in order to line his own pockets. The irony’s so rich, it’ll give you gout.
No wonder so many Americans have no clue as to what freedom of speech is anymore.