October 31, 2021 editorial cartoons: Facebook’s new name, Biden’s stuck agenda

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Facebook, the social media giant criticized for its negative impacts on people and politics, announced last week that it would change its name to Meta to encompass its vision of the future as a virtual reality “metaverse” .

Editorial cartoonists nabbed the company and its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, for believing that a name change would repair the company’s reputation, which was tainted by a whistleblower’s revelations that it didn’t had failed to prevent users and democracies around the world from harming.

Cartoonists have described Zuckerberg as a zombie giving algorithms for Halloween and the social network he created as a horror movie chainsaw murderer and Godzilla.

The other big story last week was the continuation of negotiations among Congressional Democrats over President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” program. The price would have been reduced from $ 3 trillion to less than $ 2 trillion. The president had hoped to have the legislation in hand when he left for the UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, which begins on Monday. But Senate Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are delaying the move, much to the chagrin of House progressives.

Other topics in the gallery include a Rolling Stone Report that said, the January 6 rioters coordinated with some Republican members of Congress, including representative Mo Brooks from Alabama; persistent product and labor shortages; and Halloween.

The cartoons were drawn by Nick Anderson, Bill Bramhall, Dana Summers, Drew Sheneman, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, Phil Hands, Joel Pett and Joey Weatherford of Tribune Content Agency; and AF Branco, Mike Luckovich and Michael Ramirez of Creators Syndicate.

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