In 2016, Facebook allowed false political stories to run rampant on its site. Founder Mark Zuckerberg was called into Washington DC to testify about this a number of times. In an act of penance, Zuckerberg gave $300 million to state and local elections officials to help the 2020 race run more smoothly.
But now that Donald Trump has lost that election, some see the Facebook CEO’s actions as sinister. And in trying to explain Donald Trump’s failure in Georgia, Laura Ingraham has decided to blame Zuckerberg. The Fox News host suggested that Georgia Republicans are on the take from Facebook.
The bombastic host made the comments during a segment with Lindsey Graham Tuesday night. She told the South Carolina senator, “We need to stop it because you’ve got a liberal man spending millions of dollars to help election officials at the state level run an election.”
Graham countered, “Bottom line is Fulton county is a disaster. If we don’t change Georgia law before the Senate run-off on January 5th, the same thing is going to happen to the senators that happened to President Trump. It’s insane for Georgia Republican leaders do not have a special session to fix it before it’s too late.”
We now have Laura Ingraham and Lindsey Graham suggesting Mark Zuckerberg bribed Georgia Republicans to throw the election for Biden.
"Do you think… given the huge influx of cash into Georgia, that people are on the take here, in one way or another?" pic.twitter.com/mpO8kI979h
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 9, 2020
Ingraham closed the segment, “A lot of people are wondering, given this huge influx of cash into Georgia, that people are on the take here in one way or another. What’s going on here with Zuckerberg and the Democrats? Are people lying down thinking, well, I’ll get ultimately rewarded in the future?”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.