The political advocacy group being formed by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is moving full-speed ahead, as Politico Pro reported that two more lobbying firms have signed on to work with the group.
More details are emerging on the political advocacy group reportedly being put together by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the group’s goal is to raise $50 million, and its focus is on comprehensive immigration reform.
The debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have become increasingly popular on Facebook (just ask Big Bird). After Romney answered a question during Tuesday night’s debate regarding equality for women in the workplace, the phrase, “binders full of women,” was all over the social network, even spawning a page that already has nearly 300,000 likes.
Facebook’s political-action committee, fbPAC, continued to hit its like button more for Republicans than Democrats in 2012, as CNNMoney reported that GOP politicians raked in $140,000 from the social network through September, compared with $127,000 for Democrats.
Facebook Vice President of Corporate Communications Joe Lockhart will become the latest high-profile executive to depart the social network, with Politico reporting that he will return to the East Coast and begin consulting.
Presidential politics dominated the buzz on Facebook over two weeks that featured political conventions, a major hurricane, the start of the National Football League season, and key events from the world of pop culture.
President Barack Obama may be the focus of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week, but it was ex-President Bill Clinton who stole the show with his rousing nomination speech Wednesday night, not only propelling him to the top of the list of political mentions on Facebook for the day, but even topping the National Football League’s season opener, in which the Dallas Cowboys knocked off the defending Super Bowl champions and host New York Giants.
Mentions of President Barack Obama on Facebook bested those of Republican challenger Mitt Romney by almost a two-to-one margin during the two weeks of the presidential nominating conventions that come to a close Thursday night.
As the Democratic National Convention kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., Facebook posted an interview with Joe Lockhart, vice president of corporate communications at the social network, in which he shares his thoughts on how this unique political tradition has evolved over time with technology advancements, and what attendees can expect to see from the company this week.
Facebook made a move to silence critics who complained about the lack of women on its board of directors by adding a familiar name to the group: Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.