Mark Zuckerberg is not too concerned about the fake news that may circulate on his platform in the coming years, Facebook's CEO and founder announced the decision not to overturn political content advertising containing false information. In an interview with CBS, Zuckerberg comments believing in democracy, explaining that it is really important for people to be able to see what politicians themselves are saying. He also says he doesn't think private companies should censor politicians or news.
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Gayle King interviewer said a small group of employees, about 200, have written a letter saying they want this position to be reconsidered. As explained by the collaborators in the signed letter, free speech is not the same as paid speech. About this, Zuckerberg adds:
"Well, this is clearly a very complex issue, and many people have many different opinions. In the end, I think in a democracy people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying."
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Facebook
Pressured by an explanation, the CEO stresses that people must be able to judge political characters alone. In October, Zuckerberg met Donald Trump and talked, according to the founder, about "a number of things that were on the mind of the president of the United States and other reported topics.
As reported by CBS, the meeting was not prepared by the White House, but personally by those involved. Trump discourages Facebook from banning political ads, something that is not openly commented on by Mark, who prefers to "respect that it was a private dinner" and a "private discussion."
Source: CBS News