Boothe on 'Baloney' Facebook Scandal: Left, Media Will Destroy Anyone 'Caught Up in Trump's Orbit'
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on Capitol Hill this week for nationally-televised testimony before House and Senate committees.
Zuckerberg, who helped start Facebook in 2004 while at Harvard University, has been under fire since reports surfaced in recent weeks that Cambridge Analytica, a political data-mining firm affiliated with Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, may have used ill-gotten user data to try to influence elections.
“Looking back, it's clear we were too slow identifying election interference in 2016, and we need to do better in future elections,” Zuckerberg said in an open letter posted on Facebook.
On "Outnumbered," Lisa Boothe said she thinks this entire controversy is a bunch of "baloney."
"The only reason this is an issue is because Facebook got caught up in Trump's orbit, which anyone that gets caught up in his orbit gets destroyed by the mainstream media and those on the left," Boothe said.
She said the members of Congress who are grilling Zuckerberg are all "hypocrites," because they have utilized Facebook's business model of monetizing data to help target voters and win elections.
"I think what Facebook is trying to do -- what Mark Zuckerberg is going to try to do -- is try to get out in front of this to some degree," Boothe said, noting that Zuckerberg expressed support for the proposed Honest Ads Act, which would give the government more power to regulate political advertisements on the internet.
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