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Technology Mark Zuckerberg: People should make their own judgments on political ads

18:05  02 december  2019
18:05  02 december  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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

  Facebook's Zuckerberg: People need to make their own judgements on political ads Mark Zuckerberg again defends the social network's policy on political advertisements."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.

Mark Zuckerberg again defends the social network's policy on political advertisements . "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

Mark Zuckerberg again defends the social network's policy on political advertisements . "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

Facebook has faced repeated criticism for its policy against fact-checking advertisements from politicians, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg is again defending the social network's decision. In an interview that aired Monday, Zuckerberg said that it's important for people to judge for themselves what politicians are saying.

Priscilla Chan et al. sitting on a bench: CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King (left) speaks with Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and challenges facing Facebook. CBS News© Provided by CNET CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King (left) speaks with Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and challenges facing Facebook. 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." (Editors' note: CNET is owned by CBS.)

Zuckerberg: People should "make their own judgments" on political ads

  Zuckerberg: People should For the first time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are sitting down together for a network TV interview."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. And, you know, I don't think that a private company should be censoring politicians or news," Zuckerberg told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King in his first network TV interview with his wife, Priscilla Chan.

Zuckerberg says ‘ people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians’ and compares alternative to censorship. “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

Facebook stands for people expressing their voice. Creating a place where we can debate, share Our current policies on fact checking people in political office, or those running for office, are a We should apply a stronger design treatment to political ads that makes it easier for people to establish

Zuckerberg has been defending the social network's controversial approach to political speech as it tries to strike a balance between free speech and combating misinformation amid elections. Facebook faces mounting pressure to do more to stop misinformation, hate speech and other offensive content on the world's largest social network, which has 2.5 billion users. The company has also faced allegations that it censors conservative speech, which it has repeatedly denied.

Mark Zuckerberg standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: CBS News© CNET CBS News

Zuckerberg, who was being interviewed alongside his wife, Priscilla Chan, also acknowledged having dinner with President Donald Trump at the White House in October. Zuckerberg said they talked about a "number of things" that were on the president's mind but didn't offer specifics, saying it was a "private discussion."

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

Originally published Dec. 2 at 6:44 a.m. PT.

Update, 7:02 a.m.: Adds more details from interview.

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.

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