Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken a firm stance on political speech with his company’s policy to not fact-check political ads.
Instead, Zuckerberg argues, Facebook users and the general public, “should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying.” Critics argue that Facebook is allowing lies in exchange for ad revenue.
But when Zuckerberg had a secret dinner with President Trump in October, not only did Facebook (nor the White House) not disclose the dinner, but Zuckerberg argued the discussion was private. “[I] want to respect that it was a private dinner with private discussion,” he said in a “CBS This Morning” interview published on Monday.
If Zuckerberg cares about open political speech as much as he says he does, he should also consider that discussions between two of the world’s most powerful people should be open as well.
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In October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Washington, D.C., for a grilling by lawmakers.
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.
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