A Washington Post report claims Facebook has steadily weakened its hate speech and misinformation policies to adapt to Donald Trump.
The report says the company began bending its policies in 2015, when then-candidate Trump posted a video saying he would ban Muslims from entering the US.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly in favor of taking action against the post, but sources said Facebook executive Joel Kaplan talked him out of it.
Facebook’s approach to Donald Trump’s posts over the past month have led to a major boycott from advertisers including Coca Cola, Verizon, and Unilever.
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An explosive new report from The Washington Post claims Facebook has weakened its hate speech and misinformation policies because of Donald Trump’s ascent to power.
In 2015, when Trump was a presidential candidate, he posted a video advocating a ban on Muslims entering the US. The video provoked outrage internally, the report said. Sources told The Post that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in favor of taking action against the post but was persuaded not to by Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s senior vice president of global public policy and former aide to President George W. Bush.
Sources told The Post this decision informally shaped decision-making …read more
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