This Just In: Mark Zuckerberg Is A Bad Guy

What’s the problem with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, other than being a sociopath? He’s running ads advocating the Keystone XL pipeline and more drilling and oil spills in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.

Think Progress:

Mark Zuckerberg’s new political group, which bills itself as a bipartisan entity dedicated to passing immigration reform, has spent considerable resources on ads advocating a host of anti-environmental causes — including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and constructing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The umbrella group, co-founded by Facebook’s Zuckerberg, NationBuilder’s co-founder Joe Green, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, Dropbox’s Drew Houston, and others in the tech industry, is called FWD.US.

More info:
Mark Zuckerberg group launches TV blitz

UPDATE:
Progressives Boycott Facebook Ads In Opposition To Zuckerberg Group

UPDATE: Two Major Tech Leaders Quit Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Group Over Ads Supporting Keystone XL

  1. #2 by Larry Bergan on May 8, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    Perhaps somebody should look into why Mark Zuckerberg decided to support the XL pipeline.

    Not gonna happen.

  2. #4 by brewski on May 11, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    In related news, Elon Musk has the personal carbon footprint of Costa Rica:

    The CEO of Tesla Motors, which has received a fat federal loan, flew to Washington, D.C., aboard a private jet at least 12 times in the past 14 months. Although it isn’t unusual for CEOs to jet around on corporate planes, Elon Musk did so not long after lawmakers berated the heads of the Big Three automakers for doing the same thing while seeking a government bailout.

    PeHub.com, citing FAA records, says Musk flew to Washington aboard his Dassault Falcon 900 on June 15, 2009 — one week before the Department of Energy agreed to lend the company $465 million to help build the Model S sedan, and two weeks after Tesla took over paying the plane’s operating costs. Those costs came to $175,000 in the second half of last year, according to the paperwork Tesla filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of an impending IPO.

  3. #5 by brewski on May 11, 2013 - 10:59 pm

    In related news, David Yammer makes Mitt Romney look like Larry Bergen:

    Yammer CEO David Sacks—who’s reportedly selling his social-enterprise startup to Microsoft for more than $1 billion—invited HUNDREDS of guests to his huge 40th birthday party in Los Angeles this weekend.
    Click here to see the leaks >
    287 invites went out. 350 people showed up. And he expected them to all stay quiet.
    Sacks runs what’s been called the “Facebook for business”—but guests weren’t supposed to use social media or photo-sharing services at all at the party, which also marked his upcoming fifth wedding anniversary.
    The theme: “Let him eat cake.” Costume shops from San Francisco to Los Angeles ran out of 18th-century French dresses and suits. Some guests had gowns custom-sewn for the occasion.
    Despite this, they weren’t supposed to discuss even the existence of the party, as Sarah Lacy, editor of the PandoDaily tech news site, discovered to her dismay.
    Guests were uncomfortable with the publicity, Sacks told her in an email that Lacy received as she was in the security line at the airport heading to the party.
    One guest said the party cost $1.4 million. We have no idea where he got that figure, but we can see why someone would guess a number in that ballpark. It was held at the $125 million Fleur de Lys mansion in Beverly Glen—one of the 10 most expensive homes in America. And Snoop Dogg was the entertainment.

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