Facebook filed paperwork today to start FB PAC, a political action committee that will support candidates dedicated to protecting the online privacy of ordinary Americans at any cost. Kidding! The PAC will fund candidates who support "giving people the power to share," i.e. stripping them of what few government privacy protections remain.
The PAC is dedicated to "mak[ing] the world more open and connected," a spokesman tells The Hill. It will be funded by Facebook employees. Meanwhile, Facebook's lobbying budget is metastasizing ; the company spent $550,000 so far this year, compared to $350,000 all of last year. And Christmas isn't here yet. Just imagine how many embarrassing pictures of political rivals Facebook will be gifting this holiday season! They have to keep up with the conniving geniuses at Google PAC, after all.
[Photo of Mark Zuckerberg via Getty]