“Heads of comms at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat all worked for elected Democrats previously and in some cases also worked for left wing activist groups. TikTok comms posted #Resist. They know @realDonaldTrump dominated social media in 2016 so they’re rigging the game,” Starbuck posted on Twitter Aug. 12.
“A competent media that wasn’t entirely biased toward one side would ask some questions about the fact every comms department at every social media company is obviously compromised by political conflicts of interest. The fact they aren’t talking about it is revealing,” he added in a follow-up post.
— Nick Pacilio, the communications director at Twitter, was Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’ press secretary.
— Andy Stone, Facebook’s communication’s director and former comms guy for majority House Democrats, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Democratic lawmakers.
“We are thrilled to have Andy on board,” the political action committee’s executive director, Ali Lapp, said in a statement when he started. “Andy brings many assets to House Majority PAC — his understanding of the House, experience in California — one of our most important states in 2012 — and he knows firsthand what it’s like to be fighting for progressive principles and policies every day.”
“I am excited to join House Majority PAC,” Stone said. “I look forward to working with this talented team to hold Republicans accountable for their extreme and out of touch policies — and to help win back the House.”
— Kristina Schake, onetime global communications director for Instagram who worked for the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign and with former first lady Michelle Obama.
— Hilary McQuaide, communications chief for TikTok, who has argued against First Amendment protections for religious freedom by claiming they are discriminatory.
— Talia Yates, head of global communications for YouTube, who retweeted a post from Steve Schmidt, the former campaign manger for Sen. John McCain’s failed 2008 campaign in which he characterized President Donald Trump as “a thug and autocrat.”
— Laura Nichols, vice president of communications for Snapchat, has a long association with Democratic advocacy.
Axios noted in their profile of Nichols that she worked as an adviser, strategist, and spokesperson for former House Leader Dick Gephardt for eight years. Gephardt was a Democrat lawmaker for 1977 to 2005, considered to be among the standard bearers of the party for a generation, running for the Democrat presidential nomination unsuccessfully in 1988 and 2004.
She was also senior vice president of communications and strategy at the Center for American Progress (and you can figure any political or advocacy group with the name ‘progress’ anywhere in it is tied to the regressive Democrat Party).
Anyone who’s been following along knows that the social media behemoths have been grossly biased against conservatives and President Trump’s supporters, in particular. Also, earlier this summer, Twitter began doing something it had never done before: ‘Fact-check’ the president (though it’s fact-checks needed fact-checking).
“@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post,” he wrote — on Twitter — in May. “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!”
Obviously, the social media behemoths are increasing their #Resist forces ahead of an election where their side has nominated a candidate who can’t remember what he did yesterday and a black female senator who was so unpopular with African-American voters she placed fourth with that demographic when she dropped out of the Democratic presidential race.
Who was first among that demo? Biden.