It’s nice to wake up to happy news, and there’s so little of it, but we’ve got this. Facebook, maybe you’ve heard of them, is being sued by the Feds. No, not for violating section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. No, not for suppressing speech rights. They are charged with giving jobs Americans will do to foreigners to save money.
According to the lawsuit, and based on the department’s nearly two-year investigation, Facebook intentionally created a hiring system in which it denied qualified U.S. workers a fair opportunity to learn about and apply for jobs that Facebook instead sought to channel to temporary visa holders Facebook wanted to sponsor for green cards.
Big evil corporation disadvantages American families to save a buck, takes advantage of illegal alien labor for more profit. That would be the headline if this were not some beloved manipulator of left-wing messaging. New York Times, Washington Post, Google, they all do so much “for the people” that this is just another one of them trying to give poor immigrants a hand up.
Sure, by offering them a job at a fraction of the salary they offer domestic workers.
To do what?
Write algorithms to suppress speech with which Facebook disagrees is a possibility. Software to block Ads they don’t like. They have a lot of folks working on that by the look of things.
From the DOJ Civil Rights Division.
This lawsuit is filed as part of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division’s Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative, which was started in 2017 and is aimed at targeting, investigating, and taking enforcement actions against companies that discriminate against U.S. workers in favor of temporary visa holders
More in the press release here.