In a nearly seven-minute monologue on his show on Wednesday, occasionally shouting, MSNBC host “Morning Joe” said the Facebook director posed a threat to democracy.
“Look at this page where there is a right-wing extremist group that is literally targeting men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting American citizens,” Scarborough said. “And of course they excrete their conspiracy theory by giving money to Mark Zuckerberg by giving Facebook. Now that’s bad enough, isn’t it? But Mark Zuckerberg promotes extremism because Mark Zuckerberg actually – his website, the Zuckerberg site, has to actually set up ad promotions that actually push people towards extremist places that kill federal officers. “
“Extremist groups and demagogues, authoritarian-type politicians here and around the world use these sites to promote hatred, kill federal officers, and undermine American democracy,” Scarborough said. “These people are becoming billionaires, and Mark Zuckerberg is said to be sad because he is making billions of dollars for lying by spreading hate groups spreading on Zuckerberg’s website and [Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl] The Sandberg website is so rude. “
“If Congress doesn’t do something to make Mark Zuckerberg accountable and make Mark Zuckerberg’s website accountable for the hatred and lies and slander spreading on his website, American democracy remains in jeopardy,” Scarborough argued. “Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are only interested in protecting their billions. Well, when you discover that a right-wing extremist group is being overthrown by a federal officer, and that’s Mark Zuckerberg whose platform promotes that group by pushing people into that group, then his words are meaningless.”
Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.