UPDATE: CDMedia has just connected the dots between Zoom bending to Chicom will in Beijing and former National Security McMaster joining the board of the company in May of this year. Sometimes globalism stares you right in the face.
Zoom Adds Board Member H.R. McMaster and Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations Jonathan Kallmer to Leadership Team
Zoom announced today that it has appointed Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster as an independent director on Zoom’s Board of Directors, effective May 6, 2020, read the company’s website.
“Zoom does significant good for our society, allowing people to connect and collaborate face-to-face from anywhere. This extraordinary capability is vital now more than ever,” said McMaster. “My goal is to help the company navigate rapid growth and assist in meeting Zoom’s commitment to becoming the world’s most secure video communications platform.”
Zoom, the videoconferencing software company which was rushed to popularity during the Chinese coronavirus lockdown, as people globally tried to stay in touch with friends and family, has been accused of selling out to Chinese Communist Party Masters. The firm shut down an activist anti-CCP account after a conference call was held commemorating the Tiananmen Square murders in 1989 when the CCP violently repressed a pro-Democracy celebration in Beijing over thirty years ago.
U.S.-based rights group Humanitarian China held an event on Zoom on May 31 to commemorate those who lost their lives in the violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in China’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. The topic is taboo in China and references to it online are heavily censored, reported CNBC.
The account that hosted the event was shut down on June 7, according to Zhou Fengsuo, who founded Humanitarian China and took part in the 1989 protests as a student. The account has since been reinstated.
The company blamed local laws for the decision.
“Like any global company, Zoom must comply with laws in the countries where we operate. We strive to limit actions taken to those necessary to comply with local law,” a Zoom spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
“We regret that a few recent meetings with participants both inside and outside of China were negatively impacted and important conversations were disrupted. It is not in Zoom’s power to change the laws of governments opposed to free speech.”
Zoom was caught red-handed recently routing data through communist China, where Chicom intelligence could access the information. The company said the data routing was a ‘mistake’.
There are also serious security flaws with Zoom, leading to a rash of ‘Zoom bombings’ where unwanted call participants can join and also access private calls.
“It seems possible ZOOM acted on pressure from the CCP (Communist Party of China) to shut down our account. If so, ZOOM is complicit in erasing the memories of the Tiananmen Massacre in collaboration with an authoritarian government,” said Zhou Fengsuo, who founded Humanitarian China and took part in the 1989 protests as a student, added CNBC.