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Mark Zuckerberg Dodges Questions About Secret Trump Meeting at White House: ‘Um…’

With an image of himself on a screen in the background Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill Mark Zuckerberg Dodges Questions About Secret Trump Meeting at White House: ‘Um…’
Deanna Wagner | 04 December, 2019, 19:10

"There's no question that there are real issues that- that we need to keep on working on..." Dorsey said in a tweet that political messages "should be earned, not bought".

Facebook founder Build Zuckerberg defended the choice to permit fraudulent political adverts to remain on the social media build, announcing the firm shouldn't be in the censorship alternate. It adheres to an worldwide standard for fact-checking: The global Fact Checking Network, run by Poynter. The Facebook CEO said that the public should be trusted to figure the truth out.

Although Facebook took down the advert, this forms part of a broader discussion around political advertisements.

The move by Facebook comes after the Conservatives were sharply criticised by Twitter for rebranding their official press account as "FactCheckUK" during a televised debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

In October, hundreds of Facebook employees wrote to Zuckerberg and other company officials to condemn the policy. Facebook says it would be undemocratic to remove the false claims made by politicians and it does not want to be the "arbiter of truth". "In the end, I just think that people in a democracy should be able to see for themselves what politicians say ..."

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"In most cases, in a democracy, I believe that people should be able to see for themselves what politicians that they may or may not vote for are saying and judge their character for themselves", Zuckerberg responded.

Zuckerberg addressed the reports of his meetings with conservatives at the time by saying that he has "dinners with lots of people across the spectrum on lots of different issues all the time".

Requested if Trump tried to foyer him about Facebook's policies by host Gayle King, Zuckerberg acknowledged "No".

Zuckerberg furthermore mentioned President Trump really did not try to entrance hall him throughout an individual setting up in October on the White Home. Until late November, the dinner of two of the world's most powerful people went unreported.

There's a duplicity in this that's evident: Zuckerberg believes in open, uncensored political speech. until asked by a reporter about a secret, private dinner he had with the USA president. Segments of the interview, more of which will be broadcast on December 3, are peppered with what we have come to know as classic Zuckerberg moments.