Election integrity is on everyone’s mind, and they all have their reasons for having concerns. The newest revelation is that Mark Zuckerberg may have interfered with the 2020 election by running non-profits that favored President Joe Biden. The unprecedented move may have caused more concern for voters who already had issues handling the 2020 election.
Zuckerberg poured $419.5 million into The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and The Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR) to invest in local government elections offices. According to The Federalist, the money came with strings attached.
According to the Federalist, the grants went to things such as “vote navigators” who “assisted voters, potentially at their front doors, to answer questions, assist in ballot curing and to witness absentee ballot signatures.”
RealClear Investigations also designed absentee ballot forms and instructions, helped with voter registration letters for felons who weren’t allowed to vote, and tested automatic voter registration systems across the country.
It’s also claimed that Zuckerberg’s grants helped work directly with election offices in Georgia and Utah, but that’s not all.
Everyone remembers the censorship of conservative views on Facebook. That’s not new, but it hits home with the latest information coming out and how far big tech companies are willing to go to ensure their chosen candidate wins. It’s disturbing also to realize that the White House announced earlier in 2021 that it was working for Facebook directly to flag “misinformation.”
We hear about dark money and businesses buying advertising. Still, we’ve never seen hundreds of millions of private cash go into an election, according to Hayden Dublois, a researcher with the Foundation for Government Accountability. And there were no laws in place to stop it in the states.”
It puts more credibility into former President Donald Trump’s claim that the election was stolen and made you take the share more seriously. When you look at President Joe Biden and everything he has done, you can’t help but see the obvious: he’s having cognitive issues. It’s sad to watch, but it’s more heartbreaking to see people going along with his policies and ideas destroying the country.
The fact that Mark Zuckerberg praised his company’s work dispelling misinformation after the 2020 election brings up more significant issues for the country’s current state and future elections. It’s true that when a person feels their vote doesn’t matter, the government has already been lost. We don’t have a country of decided outcomes, and we have the freedom of uncertainty and success.