Zuckerberg defends politician ads that will be 0.5% of 2020 revenue

As Jack Dorsey announced his company Twitter would drop all political ads, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg doubled-down on his policy of refusing to fact-check politicians’ ads. “Atimes social there often an to back free e be served the term bresisting urge defending expression.” Still, Zuckerberg failed to delineate between freedom of expression and freedom of paid amplification of that expression — which inherently favors the rich. We these from will less 0.5% our We just shared our community update and quarterly results. Here’s what I said on our earnings call. — Before we… Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Facebook’s CEO also tried to bat down the theory that Facebook is allowing misinformation in political ads to cater to …

Facebook staff demand Zuckerberg limit lies in politcal ads

Submit campaign ads to fact checking, limit microtargeting, cap spending, observe silence periods, or at least warn users. These are the solutions Facebook employees put forward in an open letter pleading with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and company leadership to address misinformation in political ads. The letter, obtained by the New York Times’ Mike Isaac, insists that “Free speech and paid speech are not the same thing . . . Our current policies on fact checking people in political office, or those running for office, are a threat to what FB stands for.” The letter was posted to Facebook’s internal collaboration forum a few weeks ago. The Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, testified before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday October …