Is Facebook wholly sold out to the left? Well, after this story, you’ll have to admit that Facebook is just another corrupt part of the Democrat Party now that we know that Facebook not only donated $50,000 to Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer’s political campaign, but they also gave his daughter a job.
Seriously, this is the very definition of corruption, back-scratching, and favor-giving. What do you think Facebook expected for their $50K donation and giving a Democrat Senator’s daughter a do-nothing job?
As the New York Post reported:
Facebook employees, including some at the top of its corporate pyramid, have helped fill Schumer’s campaign coffers – and he’s returned the favor by carrying water for the social media giant in Congress, according to a recent report.
And Alison Schumer, the senator’s youngest of two daughters, works as a Facebook product marketing manager – which pays an average of $160,000, according to Glassdoor.com.
“It sure looks hinky,” political strategist Susan Del Percio told The Post. “This is an industry that’s been trying for years to fend off heavy government regulation by actively cultivating relationships with senators and House members.”
So, what does $50K and a fake job to a family member get you?
Well, Schumer has suddenly become a great Facebook booster.
“Facebook is a very powerful force,” Schumer said in March, the paper reported. “I think, overall, it’s been a very positive force.”
Sure, it has, buddy. Positive for your daughter and your own bank account.
The Post detailed some of those donations:
Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the senator $5,200 in 2013.
Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s high-profile chief operating officer, kicked in $5,400 – the maximum legal amount – to Schumer’s 2016 re-election campaign.
Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch gave the same sum in 2015.
Newly appointed board member Kenneth Chenault has been a loyal Schumer supporter since 1995. Most recently, he gave $1,200 to the senator’s 2016 primary election campaign and $2,700 in that year’s general election. Chenault has contributed a total of $6,900.
Naturally, Schumer is reluctant to say anything about his daughter’s cushy, do-nothing Facebook job.
Meanwhile, Facebook continues its daily attack on the First Amendment and the freedom of speech of any user the social media giant thinks might tend toward being a conservative.
If you are Republican, or lean right, Facebook bans you. If you are a Democrat, Facebook promotes your content and may even give your daughter a high-paying, fake job.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.