by Jerome Corsi, InfoWars:
Silicon Valley’s Democrat slant invites censorship, risks privacy of users
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A photograph of a 2011 dinner in Silicon Valley showing then President Barack Obama toasting a group of hand-picked Internet moguls and godfathers raises questions whether Internet social media giants including Facebook and Google pledged user data support to Obama’s then planned 2012 re-election campaign.
Here is the story: Dinner held Feb. 18, 2011 at home of Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr’s home in SillyValley – They are TOASTING use of SOCIAL MEDIA data to get OBAMA RE-ELECTED https://t.co/jQ3yMBxhR1 THINK: social media = dashboard NSA CIA MI6 @realDonaldTrump #QAnon pic.twitter.com/LzvjPJj7y9
— Jerome Corsi (@jerome_corsi) 26 March 2018
The dinner was held on Feb. 18, 2011, with the White House posting photographs from the get-together that was officially billed as a discussion on job creation and education.
The San Francisco Gate, in reporting on the event suggested the real purpose of the meal was political.
“But critics – who suggested that the president was paving the way for his 2012 re-election campaign with the stop – noted that the invitees were also generous political givers, mostly to Democratic causes,” the San Francisco Gate continued: “Ten of Obama’s guests donated a total of more than $900,000 to Obama and candidates for Congress in the past decade, according to research from MAPLight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group in Berkeley.”
The dinner was held at the Silicon Valley home of John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful and best known venture capital firms, with a history of having backed many highly successful technology and Internet companies, including Amazon.com, Google, Netscape, Compaq, Genentech, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, and Twitter.
The guest list included the chairmen and CEOs of the Internet’s most powerful social media companies, as well as Internet godfather Larry Ellison as well as John Chambers of Cisco:
Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook
Eric Schmidt, then chairman and CEO, Google
Steve Jobs, then chairman and CEO, Apple
Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo!
Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle
John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems
Additional guests included:
John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
Art Levinson, chairman and former CEO, Genentech
Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, Westly Group
Art Levinson, chairman, Genentech
Ann Doerr (wife to John Doerr), Kleiner Perkins
Note: Zuckerberg is seated on Obama’s right hand and Jobs at Obama’s left hand, sitting across from the host John Doer and godfather Larry Ellison.
One of the photos published from the dinner shows then President Obama in discussion with Zuckerberg.