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(not satire)

Facebook likes to make out it’s non-political, and most of the time it’s successfully managed to be.

Until now.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally decided to reveal which side of the political divide he’s on.

By funding the right-wing US Republican Party.

Now I know most Facebook users couldn’t give a monkeys about politics, but an awful lot of us do.

I wouldn’t have ever used Menschn – solely because it was the product of a rather annoying Tory MP and an ex-Labour turncoat who liked to post pictures of his willy on Brazilian dating sites.

So I’m not very happy now about using Facebook.

The problem is that there are few alternatives to it.

There’s Google+ of course and the Russian Facebook clone VK (with 100 million users, the most popular social network in Europe).

But neither are likely to challenge Facebook’s dominance in the foreseeable future.

So Zuckerberg is probably safe to peddle his right-wing, extremely valuable influence without fear of a backlash from his Facebook users.

For now.


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