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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:41 PM

Defiant Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook policy to allow false ads

Source: The Guardian

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has defended the company’s decision to not take down political advertising that contains false information – and compared the alternative to censorship.
Challenged on CBS over the policy, which has raised concerns over misinformation campaigns that could distort elections, Zuckerberg refused to commit to any changes.

“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,” he said.

“And, you know, I don’t think that a private company should be censoring politicians or news.”

Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning, pointed out that 200 Facebook employees wrote a letter asking Zuckerberg to reconsider as “free speech and paid speech are not the same”.

The Facebook co-founder was unmoved.
[snip]
He added: “I think that people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/02/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-policy-fake-ads



FB has posting rules, yet they don't consider that censorship, so I say BS Zuck on this political ad non-fact-checking BS. I had previously read that FB makes TONs of money on political ads. Hmmmmm... I am assuming it is directly related to his BS.

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Reply Defiant Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook policy to allow false ads (Original post)
mysteryowl Dec 2 OP
Thomas Hurt Dec 2 #1
Thekaspervote Dec 2 #2
unblock Dec 2 #3
Submariner Dec 2 #4
not fooled Dec 2 #5
lagomorph777 Dec 3 #20
dewsgirl Dec 2 #6
C_U_L8R Dec 2 #7
TeamPooka Dec 2 #8
bucolic_frolic Dec 2 #9
Faux pas Dec 2 #10
PSPS Dec 2 #11
LiberalLovinLug Dec 2 #12
Javaman Dec 2 #13
PatSeg Dec 2 #14
orangecrush Dec 2 #15
Stuart G Dec 2 #16
rationalcalgarian Dec 3 #18
aggiesal Dec 2 #17
smirkymonkey Dec 3 #19
olddad65 Dec 3 #21

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:42 PM

1. just like he promised the Pig he would.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:51 PM

2. BOYCOTT Facebook!!!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:56 PM

3. People should be able to judge for themselves the character of greedy ceos

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:56 PM

4. MZ was mesmerized by meeting an actual president

Trump played right into MZ's naivete and convinced him to promote his Trump 2020 ads. The little snot is nothing more than a treason weasel.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:00 PM

5. fuckerberg sure looks happy

in that picture.

I guess we should be counting our blessings that he hasn't (yet) run for political office. OTOH, why run when you can just connive with the experienced BSers like red don.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:15 AM

20. Did he meet an actual President?

The photo in your post has a fake president in it.

I imagine he smiles even more when he meets his paymaster, Putin.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:01 PM

6. A few of the people I know that use FB only use the internet

for FB. They are not Trump supporters, I also could never get them to stop, even though I swear they would be happier if they didn't, but that's a whole other story. Myself, I quit 3 years ago and am much better off.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:06 PM

7. Lazy and irresponsible

Zuck runs from all accountability. That's pretty pathetic. He's no leader at all.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:10 PM

8. Zuckerberg is a fucking scumbag.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:49 PM

9. Zuck is destroying his company's brand from the inside

Facebook is the next MySpace Worldcom. Once this election cycle is over and the political middle returns to normal, people will take their social media to offline real world activities and use the internet for commerce for the most part. Everything goes in cycles.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:01 PM

10. Just another

rich prick taking over the world.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:16 PM

11. No surprise. He gets lots of rubles for being a tool for the GRU

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:51 PM

12. The new Benedict Arnold of the social media age

Betraying his own country's democracy for a few more (billion) pieces of silver.

I wish a boycott was possible. But too many Democrats rely on it even just for family/friends contact.
Because if his clientele is reduced to the minority of deplorables, his stockholders will be screaming at him to reconsider his recklessness and his tag team with Donald.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:57 PM

13. just another corporate sociopath.

we never seem to be in short supply of those.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:12 PM

14. Its not censoring politicians or news

It is banning deceptive advertising, not a far-fetched idea at all.

Also I know people who have been banned or suspended from Facebook for their posts that Facebook found offensive, even though true. Censorship seems to be relative with them.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:31 PM

15. Looks like I have a choice


Dump Facebook or not be able to look in the mirror when it is used as a tool by the FSB again to interfere in our election.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:56 PM

16. Much too stupid and arrogant to know the total truth: Facebook is unnecessary, Any substititutes?

Stupid is what stupid is.

It really is that simple. Let's say that 50 percent leave Facebook because of his arrogance..

Can you imagine that?... So what happens to the value of the company?

I say it again...Stupid is what stupid is.....Here is the key idea....There are substitutes for ..Facebook? What are they?


A lot of us can switch to some substitute...Are there any?..say Twitter?..any others?

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:48 AM

18. I use email

And the telephone.

But I am a dinosaur.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:01 PM

17. The powers that be, must have something on him ...

for Zuckerberg to keep defending this BS.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:20 AM

19. I cannot fucking stand that smarmy little creep.

One word comes to mind when I see him. Backpfeifengesicht.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:06 PM

21. Fuck Fakebook, Fuck Zuckerberg

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