Many are likely to be worried about a potential conflict of interest as it is now revealed that the Global Policy Manager for Content Moderation at Facebook, Anna Makanju, was an advisor to Joe Biden about Ukraine when he was Vice President.
The potential conflict of interest is particularly alarming as Makanju is in charge of the department that decides what policies to abide by when censoring election “misinformation.”
Some are speculating that the ties to Biden might be involved in why Facebook limited the distribution of the New York Post’s story that alleged the former VP might have abused his powers.
Makanju was the special policy adviser for Europe and Eurasia to Joe Biden when he was VP. She is also a fellow at the Atlantic Council, which is an think tank that has been working with Facebook since 2018 to help with “election integrity.”
According to a 2019 article by The Washington Post, Makanju defended Biden, her former boss, when he was accused of shady dealings with Ukraine. The report claimed that as Biden’s policy adviser, she listened to conversations between Biden and Ukrainian officials.
“Anna Makanju, Biden’s senior policy adviser for Ukraine at the time, also listened to the calls and said release of the transcripts would only strengthen Biden’s case that he acted properly. She helped Biden prepare for the conversations and said they operated at a high level, with Biden using language such as Poroshenko’s government being “nation builders for a transformation of Ukraine.”
Considering that she worked for Biden and the fact that she defended him, it could be construed that she has a bias for the Democrats’ presidential candidate, and could, unconsciously or otherwise, be calling for policies that could help the Presidential candidate.
The New York Post story that was recently censored has been yet another alleged scandal involving Biden and Ukraine that has been censored by Big Tech platforms.