Although my usage of Facebook has decreased over the years, the ambition of the company remains as admirable as it did when I signed up my freshman year of college. Mark Zuckerberg’s not content with his cashcow’s standing as the world’s premiere social networking engine and has now taken the company’s political aspirations to the next level with the announcement of their own political action committee (PAC). Of the decision, Facebook’s spokesman in Washington, Andrew Noyes, had this to say, “FB PAC will give our employees a way to make their voice heard in the political process by supporting candidates who share our goals of promoting the value of innovation to our economy while giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”
The reasoning behind the move stems the company’s ever-increasing need to protect itself from government policies (i.e. privacy regulations). Additionally, “The Book’s” activity in lobbying has seen a sharp increase in 2011 with approximately $550,000, nearly as much combined in 2009 and 2010. For as active as Zuckerberg appears to be in all walks of life, it wouldn’t surprise me if the guy created his own political party and ran for President in about 20 years.
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