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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:55 AM

 

Facebook's top news executive has her own media outlet -- and it's been savaging Elizabeth Warren

Former NBC News anchor Campbell Brown is a top Facebook executive who was hired in January 2017 to lead the company's "news partnerships team." That means Brown is in charge of "Facebook News," the company's high-profile new effort to feature "quality news" in a dedicated tab. She is also a co-founder and director of her own media outlet that, in recent weeks, has harshly attacked one of the leading Democratic candidates for president, Elizabeth Warren.

In 2015, Brown co-founded The 74, which focuses on the public education system, and served as editor-in-chief. Even after joining Facebook in 2017, Brown has maintained an active role in The 74, where she is a member of the board of directors. According to documents filed with the IRS in 2017, Brown dedicated five hours per week — the equivalent of a month-and-a-half of full-time work — working for The 74.

That's the same amount of time Brown spent on The 74 prior to joining Facebook. (2017 is the most recent year that this information is publicly available.)

Beginning this fall, The 74 has harshly criticized presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. On October 23, The 74 published an article with this headline: "Elizabeth Warren’s Education Plan Is Exactly What We Need — If Our Goal Is to Make the Achievement Gap Permanent." The piece described Warren's detailed education plan as "a cut-and-paste genuflect to the public relations departments of America’s national teachers unions." It goes on to claim that Warren is not a "straight shooter" and lacks a "moral center." The piece eventually dispenses with education policy altogether and launches into a diatribe of attacks on Warren:

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Both Brown and The 74 are tightly linked to Betsy DeVos, Trump's Secretary of Education. DeVos, who Brown calls a "friend," provided a two-year grant through her family foundation to help launch The 74. (The 74 has not disclosed the amount of DeVos' contribution.) Brown also served on the board of The American Federation for Children (AFC), a non-profit that DeVos founded and chaired.

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While Brown served as editor-in-chief of The 74, the site featured at least 11 pieces from Eric Owens, an editor at The Daily Caller. Owens "has a long history of penning racially insensitive, sexist, and transphobic attacks on students and teachers."

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The 74's hostility toward Warren echoes comments by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In leaked audio of a company meeting, Zuckerberg said it would "suck" if Warren became president because she posed an "existential" threat to the company. Zuckerberg promised to "go to the mat" to fight Warren's agenda. An excerpt:

https://popular.info/p/facebooks-top-news-executive-has?no_cover=true
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Reply Facebook's top news executive has her own media outlet -- and it's been savaging Elizabeth Warren (Original post)
demmiblue Nov 11 OP
catbyte Nov 11 #1
Celerity Nov 11 #2
spooky3 Nov 11 #3
blm Nov 11 #5
Deb Nov 11 #4
badhair77 Nov 11 #6
Fla Dem Nov 11 #7
dhol82 Nov 11 #14
BigMin28 Nov 11 #8
usaf-vet Nov 11 #9
Pepsidog Nov 11 #10
not fooled Nov 11 #11
MontanaMama Nov 11 #12
BlueMTexpat Nov 11 #13
mountain grammy Nov 11 #15
Name removed Nov 11 #17
JudyM Nov 11 #21
Name removed Nov 11 #23
mountain grammy Nov 11 #24
Name removed Nov 11 #33
JudyM Nov 11 #22
mountain grammy Nov 11 #25
JudyM Nov 11 #27
mountain grammy Nov 11 #29
JudyM Nov 11 #34
lagomorph777 Nov 11 #16
yaesu Nov 11 #18
Thekaspervote Nov 11 #19
Name removed Nov 11 #26
PatrickforO Nov 11 #20
cwydro Nov 11 #28
mountain grammy Nov 11 #30
Fiendish Thingy Nov 11 #31
33taw Nov 11 #32
backtoblue Nov 11 #35

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:02 AM

1. JFC. The more I read about FACEBOOK (stupid) the viler it gets.

 

I haven't been on that site in months, but I do keep my account to keep in touch through the messenger with friends & acquaintances I don't contact enough to text but that's about to end. I want nothing to do with it anymore. Not that they'd care. But if enough of us did it, I suppose it would have an impact. Zuckerberg scares the hell out of me. He's an evil little shit.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:08 AM

2. yes, a DUer a while back informed me on Brown (I had no clue who she was)

 

she is poison
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:12 AM

3. As Paul Krugman said in reference to Wall Streeters, the actions

 

of the Facebook execs simply confirm that Warren is correct.
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Response to spooky3 (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:21 AM

5. If Warren could be proven wrong they would. They fear her on

 

many levels because THEY know she has assessed their industries accurately.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:13 AM

4. I won't click the link. Does it say anything about her education credentials or experience?

 

thanks
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:28 AM

6. She's a nasty piece of work, whining that conservative voices are silenced,

 

even as she sat at the Morning Joe table. Married to conservative pos Dan Senor.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:37 AM

7. She's married to Dan Senor A GWB advisor and senior foreign policy adviser

 

to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 election campaign. So I really don't care what she has to say about any Democratic candidate.

Dan Senor
Former Advisor to the U.S. Presidential Envoy in Iraq

Dan Senor, Former Advisor to the U.S. Presidential Envoy in IraqDan Senor served as a Senior Advisor to then-Presidential Envoy L. Paul Bremer III, Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Senor traveled to Baghdad in mid-April in one of the first civilian convoys to enter Iraq following the fall of the former regime. He advised Amb. Bremer on a variety of policy and communications issues. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Senor was based at Centcom Headquarters in Qatar, where he was Director of the Coalition Information Center.

Senor has also served as a Legislative Aide, Press Secretary, and Communications Director for then-Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI). Senor completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/government/senor-bio.html
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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:18 AM

14. I don't think she was so hard right until after she married Senor

 

Remember reading articles about her around that time and being shocked at where she was going.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:43 AM

8. one more reason

 

to not trust Facebook or Zuckerberg's judgment.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:57 AM

9. Whatever Brown has said about Warren's Education plan IMHO it is tainted and worthless BECAUSE....

 

..... "DeVos, who Brown calls a "friend," provided a two-year grant through her family foundation to help launch The 74."

If DeVos is involved Brown has slugged the Cool-aide making her (Brown's) opinions worthless IMHO.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:58 AM

10. Scumbag Facebook. We need our own news outlet on FB going after DeVos and Zuckerberg.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:00 AM

11. This is the most heavily propagandized country

 

in the history of the world. This story is just one more example of how that happens. The genius of it is that 'Muricans think they make their own minds up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:10 AM

12. Zuckerburg will move heaven and earth

 

to make sure Warren is not elected POTUS.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:11 AM

13. Warren certainly seems to have the right

 

enemies!
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:22 AM

15. Very important news.. thanks for posting.

 

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:25 AM

21. Welcome to DU, ForEverGlades.

 

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:32 AM

24. yes, definitely an understatement..

 

Welcome to DU
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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:28 AM

22. Strongly agree with you, mountain grammy. I wish this met the SOP for LBN.

 

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Response to JudyM (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:33 AM

25. Agree!

 

but cross posting it in GD wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:38 AM

27. Can't. All primary-related posts are restricted to DP and will be locked in any other main forum.

 

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Response to JudyM (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:43 AM

29. Aggravating...

 

but I'll answer you to give this another kick..
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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:43 PM

34. Lol

 

All for a good cause.

The rule protects the other forums from getting overwhelmed by primary posts, which would possibly be even more aggravating.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:42 AM

16. I thought it would be MSNBC; they have been on a tear about Medicare For All.

 

No connection at all to their nonstop Pharma and insurance ads, I'm sure.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:22 AM

18. Facebook helped tRump get elected, Facebook is helping him now, Facebook is the enemy

 

STOP USING FACEBOOK!!!!
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:24 AM

19. Regardless of who you support FB should be boycotted

 

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:25 AM

20. These right-wing outlets are connected like a chain of plague-bacteria.

 

They don't care at all about us, only more wealth for their donor-parasites.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:42 AM

28. Wow.

 

Facebook really is the anti-Christ.
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:44 AM

30. kick again!

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:49 AM

31. I want a president who terrifies, not comforts, billionaires nt

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:50 AM

32. I am done with Facebook.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:29 PM

35. K&R

 

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