Nicole Shanahan Blasts Zuckerberg Over RFK Jr. Film Censorship

Nicole Shanahan Blasts Zuckerberg Over RFK Jr. Film Censorship

Nicole Shanahan, presidential running mate of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., recently took to social media to slam Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, for allegedly censoring a documentary about the independent candidate. Shanahan, a Bay Area lawyer and ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, expressed her frustrations in a fiery post on her X account, questioning Zuckerberg’s behavior. She criticized him, saying, ‘Mark Zuckerberg, are you kidding me?! No amount of MMA fighting will make you look strong if you continue to behave so cowardly.’ The post alluded to Zuckerberg’s involvement in mixed martial arts.

Zuckerberg, at the helm of Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, came under fire from Shanahan for the apparent suppression of the documentary. The post by Shanahan included a video montage showing users facing difficulties uploading the film on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend. Although a spokesperson for Meta Platforms claimed that the documentary link was mistakenly blocked and later restored upon discovery, several users reported being unable to access the content.

The 30-minute documentary, narrated by actor Woody Harrelson and produced by Jay Carson, offers a glimpse into Kennedy’s life and political journey. Kennedy, a lifelong Democrat embarking on an independent presidential campaign, has faced backlash for his contentious views on vaccines, straying from his party’s stance. With the documentary shedding light on Kennedy’s story, concerns over potential election interference arose. Tony Lyons, founder of American Values 2024, announced intentions to sue Meta for infringing on First Amendment rights by censoring the presidential candidate’s content. Lyons argued that such censorship hinders the public from understanding a candidate’s beliefs and policies, leaving room for misleading narratives.

As Kennedy challenges the traditional party lines, his candidacy poses a threat to both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Recent polls, including one by The Hill, suggest a tight race between Biden and Trump, with Kennedy garnering 8.5% of the vote when factored in. Kennedy’s bid for the presidency aims to offer a different perspective to voters dissatisfied with the current political landscape dominated by major party nominees. Despite facing obstacles in getting his message across, Kennedy’s independent campaign signals a shift in the political arena, urging voters to consider alternative voices in the upcoming election.

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