• Matt Esnayra

Zuckerburg says Social Networks Shouldn't be "Arbiters of Truth"

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg said in an appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box, that social media networks shouldn't be "the arbiters of truth" when it comes to political speech.

Here's the situation:

Zuckerberg's comments come a day after Twitter placed two disclaimers on President Trump's tweets, that mail-in ballots "will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.", directing users to news articles on the subject.

What Zuck said:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “Political speech is one of the most sensitive parts in a democracy, and people should be able to see what politicians say.”

Side note:

Facebook does have a fact-checkers program, that according to its own website, works with "third-party fact-checkers who are certified through the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network to help identify and review false news", but Zuckerberg mentions in the CNBC interview, that the point of Facebook's fact-checkers is to “really catch the worst of the worst stuff,”.

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