Uncle Sam just un-friended Facebook

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced a broad investigation of Facebook, saying they have “substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook.” In a letter to Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, a group of state attorneys general demanded specific answers about how companies like Cambridge Analytica accessed the information of Facebook users without those users’ permission.

The moves by the FTC and 37 state attorneys general are in addition to the three congressional committees that have already called Zuckerberg to testify next month about the user-data breach.

Facebook has also been sued by Cook County, Illinois, whose state attorney says Facebook violated Illinois’ fraud law. One Facebook user is suing them for violation of user privacy. A shareholder is suing because of the steep drop in stock price after the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal was revealed. This could just be the tip of the legal trouble iceberg for Facebook.

Does this mean no Zuckerberg 2020 presidential campaign?

Because of all the negative headlines, and Zuckerberg’s late effort to answer questions about the Cambridge Analytica mess, Facebook stock lost $75 billion in market value last week. Forbes reported that the personal net worth of Zuckerberg dropped by $5 billion. So, does this mean no Zuckerberg 2020 presidential campaign?

Is Facebook really any worse than the other tech giants in how it handles user data? Probably not. All the tech giants may have been cutting class to smoke behind the gym, but Facebook got busted first and is the one getting hauled into the principal’s office. Regardless, they’ve got a lot of explaining and fixing to do.

Late last week, #DeleteFacebook was trending on Twitter, and some wondered if this is the beginning of the end for the world’s largest social networking platform. The company is definitely black and blue, but it’s probably too soon to sound the death knell. It will apologize, tweak its user policies, vow to do a better job protecting your data, and then your crazy uncle can get back to posting those cat memes with confidence.

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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