The Facebook co-founder told Axios the other day that there is “nothing illegitimate” about the election results not being determined until December or even later because it could take a very long time for the mail-in ballots to be tracked down and counted.
When asked about how the results will almost certainly not be available on Nov. 3, Zuckerberg responded in the affirmative, explaining that, “I think the dynamic that you’re talking about is really important, which is that we may not know the final result on election night.”
“One of the things that I think we and other media need to start doing is preparing the American people that there’s nothing illegitimate about this election taking additional days, or even weeks to make sure that all of the votes are counted,” Zuckerberg further stated. “In fact, that might be important to make sure that this is a legitimate and fair election.”
Zuckerberg further indicated that Facebook is planning to “facilitate” the normalization and expectation of the election results coming in late by blasting out all sorts of “messaging” to its users informing them that such a process is “normal.”
“So if one of the candidates in any of the races claims victory before there’s a consensus result, then we’re going to add some additional context to that post directly saying that there’s no consensus result yet.”
Zuckerberg threatens civil unrest no matter who wins
What Zuckerberg is saying, of course, is that if Democrats do not unanimously agree that Trump won, then Facebook is planning to interfere with the election by informing its billions of users that “no consensus” has been reached – as if election results are dependent upon consensus rather than an actual vote count.
As for how the public might respond, Zuckerberg further threatened that there will almost certainly be civil unrest no matter who is declared the winner.
“I think that this is important because there is, unfortunately, I think, a heightened risk of civil unrest in the period, you know, between voting and a result being called or after that,” Zuckerberg stated.
“And I just think that we need to be doing everything that we can to reduce the chances of violence or civil unrest in the wake of this election.”
Zuckerberg also announced the other day that all political ads will be banned from Facebook the entire week before the election, which some would contend is a form of election meddling.
Using the threat of “civil unrest across the country” as an excuse, Zuckerberg announced to the world that not only will political ads be scrubbed from the platform, but so will all campaign pages, so as to prevent any of them “from making premature claims of victory.”
“The U.S. elections are just two months away, and with Covid-19 affecting communities across the country, I’m concerned about the challenges people could face when voting,” Zuckerberg wrote in a note to company staffers.
“I’m also worried that with our nation so divided and election results potentially taking days or even weeks to be finalized, there could be an increased risk of civil unrest across the country.”
While claiming to take a neutral stance in preventing violence and unrest, the real reason Zuckerberg is going this route is to prevent Donald Trump and his supporters from supposedly using the Facebook platform to “spread evidence-free claims of voter fraud,” as well as “cast doubt on mail-in votes, which are likely to delay the final results for several days.”
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