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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has been under fire from Congress for the social media platform’s policy on combatting misinformation, acknowledged that Joe Biden “is going to be our next president.”
During an internal meeting with company employees, the CEO, who has dined with President Donald Trump at the White House, acknowledged President-elect Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC.
“I believe the outcome of the election is now clear and Joe Biden is going to be our next president,” Zuckerberg said, according to audio obtained by BuzzFeed News. “It’s important that people have confidence that the election was fundamentally fair, and that goes for the tens of millions of people that voted for Trump.”
Zuckerberg has yet to publicly comment on the results of the election.
False or unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and messages demanding recounts are also pervasive on the platform, some of which are labeled as misleading. Facebook has been putting election warnings on disputed misinformation and has blocked more than 2 million ads that have violated its guidelines on elections.
The Facebook founder criticized those claims, saying that, while it is in “their right” to contest the results, he said he …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics