Allum Bokhari, Breitbart, September 5, 2018
Failed presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio said it was a “positive” that social media companies block content that western societies consider to be “hate speech,” while simultaneously expressing concern that social media comply with speech-policing demands from non-western governments.
Sen. Rubio went on to list some of the ways in which social media could cause “harm,” including the use of “hate speech” to “sow discord.” He also said Senators are “asking” social media companies to crack down on certain users.
Rubio went on to argue that when other countries complain about “misinformation” and “discord” on social media, they might have ulterior motives (he didn’t acknowledge that American journalists and politicians who complain about the same issues might have the same problem). He urged Sandberg and Dorsey not to treat other countries’ demands for censorship as “morally equivalent” to the United States’.
Marco Rubio has been a favored recipient of Facebook’s PAC, and was the only Republican presidential candidate to receive a campaign donation from the organization.