Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Mark Zuckerberg Stands Firm on Not Fact Checking Political Ads on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Stands Firm on Not Fact Checking Political Ads on Facebook

Facebook "allows politicians to weaponize our platform", the letter read, "by targeting people who believe that content posted by political figures is trustworthy".

Monday on CBS This Morning, Gayle King aired the first half of a two-part interview she did with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan - the first joint television interview the couple has ever done.

"What I feel is that in a democracy, it's if truth be told most valuable that folk can take into chronicle for themselves what politicians are announcing, so that they'll occupy their very bear judgments".

When asked if that is possible with patently false claims, Zuckerberg said "people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians".

Zuckerberg has repeatedly refused to hold Facebook political ads to a standard of truth, despite 200 of his own employees urging him to reconsider the policy, noting "free speech and paid speech are not the same". However, he confirmed that as of now, he doesn't have any plans to take down political ads or review his policy.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged he had a secret meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House and disclosed virtually nothing else about the discussion. "I also want to respect that it was a private dinner and. private discussion", Zuckerberg said.

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NBC News reporter Ben Collins pointed out that the transparency Zuckerberg was celebrating apparently didn't extend to his refusal to reveal what the president said during their dinner.

The White House meeting came amid Zuckerberg's testifying on Capitol Hill about the platform's new cryptocurrency, Libra, and as Facebook faced anti-trust investigations over its dominance of the social-media marketplace. At least two federal agencies and 47 US states and territories are asking if the company engages in anti-competitive behavior.

"We have removed this content following a valid intellectual property claim from the rights holder, the BBC", a Facebook spokesman said in an emailed response to questions.

"No. I mean, I don't think that that's".

Zuckerberg was responding to a question from CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King on the dinner, which was made public on November 20. "When I zoom out, I also see these are societal problems". We must work together as a society for that steady progress.

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