Looks like Facebook supports Trump


stylinexpat

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Moronic thread title not supported by the linked article.
Here is a little more for you then:
http://fortune.com/2016/05/07/facebook-confirms-it-will-sponsor-trumps-republican-national-convention/

It may not be a direct endorsement but when you sponsor their party it can be argued that your support that person representing that party. It is the same for any time a sponsorship takes place and sponsors anyone. Would you donate money and sponsor a race team which has a person racing and then say you do not support that race car driver ?
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Moronic thread title not supported by the linked article.
It is not moronic. It can be argued both ways here. Facebook announced that they support the Republican party Trump represents and is running for.
 

Robisan

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It may not be a direct endorsement...
That's what your thread title suggests.

...adding, committing to sponsor/support both party conventions before the nominees are determined does not equal decided, considered support/endorsement of the actual eventual nominees themselves. It's moronic to suggest otherwise.
 

stylinexpat

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That's what your thread title suggests.

...adding, committing to sponsor/support both party conventions before the nominees are determined does not equal decided, considered support/endorsement of the actual eventual nominees themselves. It's moronic to suggest otherwise.
Please explain what you find moronic about it. Did Facebook not donate any money to the Republican Party? Did Facebook not support the Republican Party?
 

samiwas

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Please explain what you find moronic about it. Did Facebook not donate any money to the Republican Party? Did Facebook not support the Republican Party?
I'm a shareholder in three large corporation stocks. Doesn't mean I necessarily agree with everything they do.

And they sponsored the conventions of both parties. Doesn't endorse anything. I guess you're also saying they're socialist warhawks.
 

vrDrew

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Sponsoring a lounge at the Republican Convention does not equate to supporting Trumpism.

I'm far from a fan of Facebook. As an investor, as a writer, as a human being: I'm no fan of Mark Zuckerberg and his company. I'm singularly unimpressed with Facebook and its impact on the human condition.

That said, I understand why companies like Facebook feel the need to engage with political organizations in this manner. They have to. For to decide otherwise is to consign roughly half of humanity to oblivion. You have to engage. Even with those with whom one disagrees, politically, socially, racially, and philosophically.
 

MadeTheSwitch

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Please explain what you find moronic about it. Did Facebook not donate any money to the Republican Party? Did Facebook not support the Republican Party?
Your title is misleading, that is the problem. It makes it sound like Facebook is only involved with one party convention when in fact they are involved with both. Which makes sense, because the service caters to everyone the world over, not just one political ideology. There are many MANY Republicans on Facebook.
 

thermodynamic

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Don't just give me a link, quote the relevant parts of the article. I don't want to click your dirty copy/paste.

put some effort in!
Lazy Americans :p
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Zuckerberg just wants him some cheap H1-B labor.
Proof that "socialism" is bad?

http://wolfstreet.com/2013/02/17/facebook-coolest-cutest-corporate-welfare-queen-of-them-all-2/
http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/02/facebooks-dubious-social-mission.html

(people are free to look, I don't post adware and I choose if I quote anything or recommend they all be read for full context.)
 

stylinexpat

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I'm a shareholder in three large corporation stocks. Doesn't mean I necessarily agree with everything they do.

And they sponsored the conventions of both parties. Doesn't endorse anything. I guess you're also saying they're socialist warhawks.
True.. They have not really endorsed anyone yet that is.