Mark Zuckerberg continues to defend Facebook's stance on political advertising

Cheryl Sanders
December 4, 2019

That means politicians can run ads with lies on Facebook, and Facebook won't stop those ads from running, nor will it inform users that the ad contains lies.

Facebook has faced wide criticism for its stance on political advertising - the social-media giant doesn't fact-check politicians in political ads or remove false information from them.

"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".


Requested if Trump attempted to entrance hall him concerning Fb's insurance coverage by host Gayle King, Zuckerberg mentioned "No".

Requested referring to the letter in the direction of the CBS interview, Zuckerberg acknowledged "right here is clearly a extremely advanced arena". However, he confirmed that as of now, he doesn't have any plans to take down political ads or review his policy.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said people should be able to judge the character of politicians themselves, while defending the company's policy regarding false political ads. "But I think it's important to not lose track of just the enormous good that can be done by bringing people together and building community".


During the same trip, Zuckerberg did two other crucial things: He stopped at Georgetown University to give a talk on political speech, and he had a private, undisclosed dinner with President Trump.

Zuckerberg refuted that Trump lobbied him in any way during the dinner, and then made a stunning statement: "I also want to respect that it was a private dinner with private discussion".

The White Home setting up obtained below amidst Zuckerberg's indicating on Capitol Hill in relation to the system's brand-new cryptocurrency, Libra, and also as Fb challenged anti-trust examinations over its prominence of the social-media market. "And some of the topics that you'd read about in the news around our work". "There's no question that there are real issues that- that we need to keep on working on..." "I don't think a private company should censor politicians or news".


Speaking to the CBS This Morning programme, the Facebook chief was confronted on the subject once again, amid ongoing concern about the spread of misinformation. "And when I zoom out, I also see that these are societal problems", Chan said. "These are not problems that one person, one company that can fix on their own".

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