Facebook, Google head to Nov with election-strategy partner funded by Tides, Omidyar

Facebook, Google head to Nov with election-strategy partner funded by Tides, Omidyar
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg (L) and Google's Sundar Pichai (R). (Images: Zuckerberg, Facebook. Pichai, YouTube)

[Ed. – As NewsBusters points out, Democracy Works left Tides and one of Pierre Omidyar’s funds off its list of funding sources.  But they’re there, according to MRC/NewsBusters research.  Not mentioning them looks pretty darn particular.]

Big Tech giant Facebook informed the Media Research Center that it would be partnering with the nonpartisan digital encyclopedia Ballotpedia and the radical left-wing organization Democracy Works to help formulate the online platform’s 2020 election strategy. What makes this partnership so damning is that Democracy Works in particular has been heavily funded with millions collectively by at least six liberal organizations between 2012 and 2019.

Also concerning is that Big Tech giant Google is also working with “Democracy Works to make sure it’s surfacing only true information — and not, Google engineering VP Cathy Edwards said, things like false claims of victory,” according to Protocol. [Emphasis added.]


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Democracy Works listed … the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, liberal billionaire Pierre Omidyar’s Democracy Fund, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the historically anti-Israel Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Omitted from Democracy Works’s list of funders was Omidyar’s Omidyar Network Fund and the liberal Tides Foundation.

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