Some years back, I wrote a post called, Walmart for Senator. Well, turns out that Walmart never ran for senator. Do you know why? Because Walmart was replaced by Facebook.
Four years ago, Facebook had no thoughts of politics. But the world has changed for them in three important ways:
- First, the US Government, through various agencies, investigated and revealed that the Russians interfered in the US Elections. The tool the Russians used was Facebook.
- Then Trump was elected president. He started attacking Facebook about how they blocked all the good news about himself and promoted all the bad news about himself. Trump called it, Fake News.
- Lastly, Facebook was called to testify before Congress. Facebook went to school on politics. Facebook hired lawyers and lobbyists (former congressional aides) to teach them.
All the above items have shown Facebook just how much political power they have. Facebook thought they were only an economic juggernaut. Now they know that they are politically powerful.
Forget the Russians. They are not players anymore. Facebook will lock them out and will take their place. I predict Facebook will use their new political power to elect the next president.