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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation. The company said the meetings are not public and it did not give details on whom Zuckerberg is meeting with and what, exactly, he'll discuss. Facebook is under growing pressure from lawmakers and regulators concerned about how it protects users' privacy and about its potentially anticompetitive behavior. In July, the Federal Trade Commission fined the company a record $5 billion for privacy violations.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday publicly live streamed a Q & A session with his employees after recordings from a similar meeting in July were Facebook 's Mark Zuckerberg is live - streaming an employee Q & A , and says he 'stands by' comments in leaked recording.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes rounds of private meetings with lawmakers in the Russell Building where he discussed technology regulations last month. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Zuckerberg confirmed the authenticity of the transcript. 'Every week I do a Q & A at Facebook where
In a rare move, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg live streamed an internal Q&A with employees to the public on Thursday.
Zuckerberg broadcasted the Q&A from his Facebook account days after The Verge publishedat two town hall meetings in July. In his leaked remarks, Zuckerberg told employees he was ready to "go to the mat" and fight for Facebook if Sen. Elizabeth Warren becomes president and tries to break up the social media giant.
Zuckerberg said that live streaming the Q&A was an experiment, quipping that he does such a "bad job" at interviews that "what do we have to lose?" He stood by his remarks from the leaked Q&As.
Zuckerberg also addressed some of the major news surrounding the company on Thursday, including the that the EU can order Facebook to monitor and pull down illegal content from the platform, even if it's posted by people outside of those borders.
Zuckerberg said he thought the ruling set a "very dangerous precent."
He also said that Facebook Dating is doing well in the US, but declined to share user numbers.
The Q&A is ongoing so check back for updates.
Facebook apologizes for its moderation errors and promises changes for 2018
Moderation problems have forced the social network to rethink part of its security strategy.
, a non-profit American organization, has called Facebook for its policy of moderating content. And the social network admitted to making mistakes.
Last June, Facebook exceededusers. An impressive number when we know that content posted on the social network is moderated by "only" 7,500 employees, in addition to algorithms that also fulfill this function. And that's precisely what ProPublica wanted to prove, by confronting Facebook with 49 hate-filled publications. The social network then realized that on these examples, it had made 22 errors.
We asked for examples of hate speech on. Then, we asked Facebook to comment on some of them. Here's what they said.
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- ProPublica (@ProPublica)
"We're sorry for the mistakes, they're not the reflection of the community we want to help build, we need to do better, "said Justin Osofsky, vice president of Facebook in a statement relayed by"We need to do better" .
He then added that the security team would double soon, with a total of 20,000 employees by 2018. Finally, it states that Facebook removes about 66,000 posts reported as hateful each week, but that " anything offensive was not necessarily hate speech. "
The year ends in a complicated way for the social network, which has particularly coped with the recent - and- declarations of many of its . However, Facebook continues to claim trying to make it a healthier space through various measures, such as "putaclics" publications or .
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