Elizabeth Warren accuses Facebook of 'corruption'

CNET | 11/14/2019 | Staff
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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been sparring with Facebook ahead of the 2020 elections.

US presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused Facebook of "corruption" on Thursday for sponsoring an event featuring a rare appearance by conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh almost derailed his appointment to the Supreme Court nearly a year ago.

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Kavanaugh denied he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford while the two were in high school, and the Senate narrowly approved the nomination.

He's scheduled to speak at an event on Thursday night hosted by the Federalist Society, a right-wing group that's advocated for conservative judges, including Kavanaugh. It'll be the first time he's made a public speech since his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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In a tweet, Warren pointed out Facebook's sponsorship of the dinner along with the company's lobbying efforts and what she called a "charm offensive with Republican lawmakers."

"Let's call this what it is: Corruption," the Massachusetts Democrat said in the tweet.

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A Facebook spokesman declined to comment about Warren's tweet but pointed out that the company has sponsored a lot of organizations across the political spectrum. It has also been supporting the Federalist Society since 2013.

Advocacy group Demand Justice has been running ads criticizing Facebook for sponsoring the right-wing group.

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"Facebook should not be sponsoring the rehabbing of Brett Kavanaugh's reputation when Dr. Blasey Ford remains unable to resume a normal life after bravely coming forward last year,"...
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