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Technology Facebook's Zuckerberg: People need to make their own judgements on political ads

17:01  02 december  2019
17:01  02 december  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg live streams employee Q&A in rare move

  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg live streams employee Q&A in rare move Zuckerberg's internal Q&As with employees were leaked earlier this week.Zuckerberg broadcasted the Q&A from his Facebook account days after The Verge published transcripts and audio clips of Zuckerberg speaking to employees at 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.

Facebook ’ s policy on political speech was quickly put to the test this month when the Trump campaign She said he told her the public could make its own determinations about false statements and “Mark Zuckerberg is co-opting civil rights history to try to justify Facebook ’ s policies that do

Zuckerberg says ‘ people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians’ and Zuckerberg has come under criticism from lawmakers including New York Democrat Alexandria Trump has previously said Facebook shouldn’t ban political ads . Zuckerberg said: “We talked about

Facebook has faced criticism for its policy to not fact-check advertisements from politicians, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg is again defending the social network's decision. In an interview that aired Monday, Zuckerberg said its important for people to make their own judgements about what politicians are saying.

Priscilla Chan et al. sitting on a bench: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan talked with CBS This Morning about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and challenges facing Facebook. CBS News© Provided by CNET Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan talked with CBS This Morning about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and challenges facing Facebook. CBS News Priscilla Chan et al. sitting on a bench© CBS News

"What I believe is that in a democracy, it's really important that people can see for themselves what politicians are saying, so they can make their own judgments, Zuckerberg told CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King. "And, you know, I don't think that a private company should be censoring politicians or news."

Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for additional comment.

Editors' note: CNET is owned by CBS.

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