There are few things more counterintuitive than objecting to the actions of a non-essential tool that one continues to use. Except, perhaps, continuing to willfully finance those actions one objects to.
But that is precisely what users of Facebook continue to do.
If you’re a conservative, or any American who believes in transparent elections, you’re behaving in contradiction to that value if you still maintain a Facebook account. Your user activity directly drives profits for Facebook. That’s the entire point of a platform that monetizes your data through advertisers and data harvesting — to make money. And you have made Mark Zuckerberg money. Lots of it. Money that the Facebook founder has used to manipulate the election outcomes of 2020.
Somewhat baffling is that nobody questioned the intentions of a non-profit entity that had a minimal annual budget, and then was instantly flush with cash. According to Charity Navigator, the annual budget for CTCL was a mere $1 million until Zuckerberg’s infusion of $250 million.
CTCL used those funds, mostly in swing states, to place ballot drop boxes that had no chain of custody logs. In a document by The Elections Group, a 2020 start-up group, CTCL goes as far as advising local officials on how and where to place these boxes in a manner that seems to leave them almost certain to be corrupted.
In early August, in an article that expressed skepticism of ballot drop boxes, even the Washington Post warned that these boxes needed to have a strict chain of custody record.
That did not happen in several areas, however, as lawsuits piled up. One example is in Wisconsin, where the Trump Campaign filed a lawsuit naming CTCL and several elected officials as defendants in a case alleging directives by the Wisconsin Elections Commission that facilitated the unlawful, un-manned absentee ballot drop box plan by endorsing illegal drop boxes (which were then ultimately used throughout the State in the election); and then failing to adopt uniform chain of custody and security protocols for the ballots in the drop boxes and failing to ensure public access to the process.
To put all of this simply, your Facebook user activity drives profits for Zuckerberg, who donated hundreds of millions of those dollars to a non-profit most had never before heard of, who used those funds to conspire with elected officials in swing states to place ballot drop boxes with no chain of custody protocols.
Many may ask, “where is the proof that there was no chain of custody?” To that I answer simply, it is nearly impossible to prove the non-existence of something. That logic is like asking someone who doesn’t believe unicorns exist to prove that they don’t exist. It is absurdly flawed logic. But, still I tried. While most states like Wisconsin have laws and rules in place requiring chain of custody logs, I was not able to obtain even one page of one log from the entire state.
As if their aggressive censorship of your free voice wasn’t already repugnant enough, Facebook used you to steal your own vote, too.
Yet some continue to use the platform. And I, for one, have to wonder how serious their intentions for saving the Republic and standing for voter integrity truly are, when they behave in a manner that is entirely contradictory to those values.