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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tanden’s CAP Takes Facebook Money Despite Personal Criticism

Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, has repeatedly criticized Facebook on Twitter, but that didn't stop the progressive think tank from taking the company's money.

Tanden, a long-time ally of Hillary Clinton, has used her Twitter account to criticize Facebook on multiple occasions over the last couple years as Facebook has received increased scrutiny from Congressional Democrats for allowing hate speech and Russian propaganda to flourish on the social media platform during the 2016 campaign.

"I'm still amazed at Facebook's outrageous behavior," Tanden tweeted back in March, referring to a New York Times report on Facebook's controversial data-sharing deals being under criminal investigation.

"Facebook is in no position to lecture others. At least Apple is honest about what you pay and what you get. Facebook is selling our data behind our backs," Tanden tweeted in April 2018.


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