Report: Mark Zuckerberg Has Staff Run His Facebook Page, Delete Negative Comments About Him

Zuckerberg Facebook (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)
Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t use his own social media network, instead relying on a team of twelve employees to run his page for him, according to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Bloomberg Businessweek also reported that Zuckerberg has designated staff to specifically delete negative comments posted to his page.

“A handful of Facebook employees manage communications just [Zuckerberg], helping write his posts and speeches, while an additional dozen or so delete harassing comments and spam on his page,” the report claims. “Facebook also has professional photographers snap Zuckerberg, say, taking a run in Beijing or reading to his daughter.”

Zuckerberg, who is currently rumored to be interested in a presidential run, lost $3.7 billion following Donald Trump’s election victory in November 2016.

The 32-year-old billionaire is now scheduled to tour the United States this year in an attempt to listen to user concerns, particularly those about their alleged bias against conservatives and the “fake news” debate.

On Monday, it was reported that Facebook would soon roll out a “fake news” filter in Germany, just before the election which is likely to see a lot of negative attention placed on the country’s current chancellor, Angela Merkel.

“Our focus is on Germany right now but we’re certainly thinking through what countries will unveil next,” said a Facebook spokesperson.

Breitbart News and other conservative news outlets have frequently been falsely attacked as “fake news” by the mainstream media and left-wing pundits in the wake of Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory, and Facebook is reportedly considering a variety of biased fact-checkers to determine what constitutes as fake news, including Snopes, Politifact, and ABC News.

Breitbart News have repeatedly exposed all three, which are largely staffed by far-left employees who have frequently displayed biased behavior during their roles as fact-checkers.

Last year, Breitbart News revealed that Snopes fact-checker Arturo Garcia had attacked Trump supporters on Twitter and claimed that racism against white people is not possible.

Another Snopes fact-checker, David Emery, had also asked publicly on Twitter whether there were “any un-angry Trump supporters,” while Snopes fact-checker Bethania Palma had defended a racist professor, linked Trump to the KKK, attacked former Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon as being a “violent,” “white supremacist,” and worked for a “progressive” non-profit as a contributing writer.

Facebook’s other fact-checker, Politifact, has frequently spun jokes made by Republicans into facts, made repeated errors in fact-checks about Hillary Clinton, and are funded by a Clinton Foundation donor.

During the 2016 presidential election, Politifact also rated just 15% of Trump’s campaign claims as “true” against a 51% rating for Clinton.

Facebook’s third potential fact-checker, ABC News, has been involved in numerous controversies, including when they set up a fake police crime scene to add effect to one their stories.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington or like his page at Facebook.


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