Zuckerberg defends allowing false ads on Facebook, saying company shouldn't be 'censoring'

Zuckerberg defends allowing false ads on Facebook, saying company shouldn't be 'censoring'

Zuckerberg defends allowing false ads on Facebook, saying company shouldn't be 'censoring'

Zuckerberg then attempted his best non-specific answer.

Facebook is facing a backlash because it did not become a member of Twitter, which stopped accepting political ads last month.

The BBC has criticized the ad and has said that it could damage "perceptions of our impartiality".

Facebook has been under fire for its ad policy, as it doesn't require advertisements to be monitored by third-party fact-checkers. Much of the concern surrounded the edited nature of the content - with their words taken out of the original context and pushed along party lines. Under the question "Why are politicians not eligible?" the explanation is as follows: "Our approach is grounded in Facebook's fundamental belief in free expression, respect for the democratic process, and the belief that, especially in mature democracies with a free press, political speech is the most scrutinized speech there is".

Facebook and other social media companies have called on government regulations to come to a consensus on how to tackle issues such as political advertising. "At the end of the day, I just think that in a democracy, people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying".

But Zuckerberg's interest in the public being able "to see for themselves what politicians are saying" apparently ends when it comes to eating dinner with the U.S. president.

The Facebook founder was asked in an interview by CBS News that aired Monday about his meeting with the president in October.

Asked if Trump tried to lobby him about Facebook's policies by host Gayle King, Zuckerberg said "No".

Several US politicians, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have warned the 2020 presidential election will be heavily influenced by false claims posted on the social media platform for a fee - some have suggested Zuckerberg's recent White House meeting with Donald Trump may have unduly influenced his thinking on the subject.

Mark Zuckerberg is many things, but an eloquent and reasoned defender of secret meetings with the world's most powerful is not one of them.

There's a duplicity in this.

The framing of King's question-that Zuckerberg, not Trump, was the one at the dinner being lobbied-was notable to Financial Times reporter Kadhim Shubber. Segments of the interview, more of which will be broadcast on December 3, are peppered with what we have come to know as classic Zuckerberg moments.

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