Not the Suit You Were Expecting

The Department of Justice has filed suit against Facebook. It’s not some sort of antitrust action. It’s not about illegal in-kind campaign donations. It’s about illegal employment practices. Specifically, Facebook is accused of illegally discrimination in hiring against qualified American and of hiring temporary immigrants with H1B visas instead.

Commenting on the suit, Eric S Dreiband, the assistant attorney general for the DoJ’s Civil Rights Division said, “Our message to all employers—including those in the technology sector—is clear: You cannot illegally prefer to recruit, consider, or hire temporary visa holders over US workers.”

It’s rarely an obvious fault that finally trips up the self-important. The Gentle Reader may remember that Al Capone went to jail for tax evasion.

Another Reason My Facebook Account Lies Fallow

John Hinderacker writes over at PowerLine about Facebook refusing an ad.

Are Facebook employees refusing, in some instances, to “boost” posts that include non-leftist points of view? I would hardly have thought it possible, in part because we have successfully boosted a number of posts that obviously had a conservative slant. But this experience leaves me wondering what other explanation there could be for Facebook’s spiking of our ad. Maybe this is one more situation where paranoia is justified.

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Why I Don’t Pay Attention to Facebook

Lawerence Kudlow explains why over at Real Clear Politics in a piece about the site’s anti-conservative bias and how Mark Zuckerberg is trying to spin that story.

Of course, Facebook is a private company, and therefore is entitled to whatever political biases it holds. But given its gigantic scope and its power over so many people, and considering the mounting influence of all the social-media outlets, this is a very serious story.

We’ll see what comes out of Wednesday’s meeting. But as the American proverb goes: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

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