MENLO PARK, Ca. — Social Media Giant Facebook defends its right to make financial contributions to campaign efforts and people across America regardless of political stripe. But there gift to give has not been without controversy according to a report from out of CBS News, San Francisco today.
As recently Facebook donated to a Republican Candidate for Utah AG who has anti-gay views.
Facebook says, “Facebook has a strong record on LGBT issues and that will not change, but we make decisions about which candidates to support based on the entire portfolio of issues important to our , not just one. A contribution to a candidate does not mean that we agree with every policy or position that candidate takes. We made this donation for the same reason we’ve donated to Attorneys General on the opposite side of this issue – because they are committed to fostering innovation and an open Internet.”–http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/08/15/facebook-defends-decision-to-donate-10k-to-anti-gay-utah-politicians-campaign-same-sex-lgbt-rights-diversity-donation-berkeley/
As I read that statement and the article itself this afternoon I couldn’t help but ask, “Where’s some love for Wohlsifer?”. Bill Wohlsifer IS ‘committed to fostering innovation and an open Internet’ too! The Wohlsifer Campaign, I know, would take that financial contribution, where Facebook to give it, and use it in ways wiser than ever thought of before.
Making sure to get the message of social media out. Freedom. Justice. Equality. Innovation. Imagination.
Here’s hoping that Facebook will show some love to Wohlsifer for FLAG 2014!