Facebook is a sponsor of Trump's GOP convention | The Tylt
The Republican National Convention will take place this July in Cleveland, where Donald Trump is expected to become the party's official nominee for president. Among all the happenings will be a lounge that is sponsored by Facebook.
Only a month ago at F8 Mark Zuckerberg made a veiled criticism of Trump: "I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others," Zuckerberg said.
Facebook, however, will still be a sponsor of the convention and many have called that a "tacit endorsement." In response the company has said "Facebook will support both the Republican and Democratic conventions in a similar manner and without endorsing any one candidate, issue, or political party."
Money speaks louder than words and the money is still going to flow. Critics can't help but conclude that Facebook wants a working relationship with the leaders of both parties regardless of principle. They say this is a lazy endorsement at best.
Should Facebook back out of sponsoring either or both of the conventions?
Facebook is a sponsor of Trump's GOP convention
Pretty shameful for any corporation, much less Facebook, to sponsor Trump's upcoming crowning as GOP nominee.— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) May 5, 2016
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