Former tech CEO Vivek Ramaswamy blasted Facebook for organising an elaborate “ruse to dupe the public” on the heels of a bombshell report that the tech large claims everyone seems to be handled equally however really permits celebrities and fully completely different elite purchasers to break the platform’s pointers. 

The Wall Street Journal reviewed paperwork that current Facebook has privately “built a system that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules” utilizing a program that was “initially intended as a quality-control measure” for actions taken in route of high-profile purchasers. Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur who has been an outspoken opponent of Big Tech censorship, feels the damning report shines a mild on even higher components.  

“I think the essence of the story was the smoke screen dimension. The way in which all of the policies, procedures, oversight boards they’ve created are really just a ruse to dupe the public,” Ramaswamy instructed Fox News Digital in an interview. 

"Woke, Inc." author Vivek Ramaswamy blasted Facebook for setting up an elaborate "ruse to dupe the public."  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images)

“Woke, Inc.” writer Vivek Ramaswamy blasted Facebook for organising an elaborate “ruse to dupe the public.”  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images)


Ramaswamy, the writer of “Woke, Inc.,” feels widespread “institutional dishonesty” from Facebook and its prime executives after the WSJ report indicated that CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg personally make a lot of the company’s content material materials supplies moderation alternate options. 

Ramaswamy mentioned the high-powered duo have claimed in public that Facebook has “some sort of generalized process that abides by some generic terms and procedures, terms of service that has general procedures that govern it,” however that doesn’t appear to be the case. 

“These are not only human decisions, they’re decisions by the very human beings atop these organizations, kind of confirming the worst fears that you’re really seeing out the head of a corporatocracy exercising quasi monarchical power about what can and can’t be discussed,” Ramaswamy mentioned. 


“Furthermore, those very people in bed with their counterparts in the federal government able to actually do through the back door what could the federal government can’t do through the front door,” Ramaswamy continued. “Partly what was revealing here was the way in which this was actually concentrated decision making in a way that didn’t follow any sort of procedure, but was really just a matter of willy-nilly censorship on a given day with the chief executives at the very top decided they wanted to.”

Ramaswamy well-known that the an similar executives who’ve the energy to determine what content material materials supplies is censored are the individuals who’ve been reportedly acutely conscious Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, will in all probability be dangerous for teen ladies’ shallowness, which was the matter of a second WSJ report. He feels Facebook executives knew the risks “without actually doing anything” to remedy them. 

“Preaching all the while, how their products actually help make the world a better place. So I think that’s hypocrisy,” Ramaswamy mentioned. 

The “Woke, Inc.” writer mentioned that elite purchasers being allowed to get away with bigger than peculiar individuals do is a a a part of Facebook’s laundry doc of factors, however what it revealed about the tech large is way extra alarming. 

“Under the guise of procedures, under the guise of shunting accountability from actual human beings to processes, what we realize is that those processes were really just a sham,” Ramaswamy mentioned. “What we learn in that reporting was that those procedures are really just a smokescreen to deflect accountability for what is actually a nefarious, coordinated censorship in the classical sense.” 


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Conservative strategist Chris Barron agrees and feels the “sham” permits for censorship of conservatives by the company’s liberal leaders. 

“It’s been clear for some time that Facebook picks and chooses when to enforce their ‘rules’ and who to enforce them against. None of this should come as a surprise to anyone who has watched the treatment of conservatives on Facebook,” Barron instructed Fox News. 

“No one on the left has ever been held accountable for spreading disinformation and hoaxes and yet conservative news outlets like Human Events — an outlet I wrote for — are demonetized and singled out for the crime of being conservative,” Barron added. “Republicans in Congress should stop talking about Facebook and actually do something about Facebook.”

While Barron referred to as on Republicans in Congress to step in, Ramaswamy feels that may very well be a slippery slope. 

“I don’t trust the government,” he mentioned. “I want to be careful about not replacing one two-headed monster with a one-headed monster. Right now, it’s a two-headed monster with big business and the government. Having a one-headed monster, big government, step in to sort of solve that problem is not something that I’m particularly sanguine about.”

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Facebook spokesman Andy Stone took to Twitter to react to the Journal’s story, first pointing to a weblog submit from 2018 the place Facebook defended itself in route of 1 completely different important report on its policing. That submit admits Facebook grants a “cross-check” to high-profile accounts like these of celebrities.

“As we said in 2018: ‘Cross-check’ simply means that some content from certain Pages or Profiles is given a second layer of review to make sure we’ve applied our policies correctly,” Stone wrote, citing the earlier submit prior to claiming, “There aren’t two systems of justice; it’s an attempted safeguard against mistakes.” 

“In the end, at the center of this story is Facebook’s own analysis that we need to improve the program,” Stone went on to say. “We know our enforcement is not perfect and there are tradeoffs between speed and accuracy.”

The Facebook exec concluded, “The WSJ piece repeatedly cites Facebook’s own documents pointing to the need for changes that are in fact already underway at the company. We have new teams, new resources and an overhaul of the process that is an existing work-stream at Facebook.”

Ramaswamy’s info, “Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam,” is now on the market. 

Fox Business’ Breck Dumas and Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.