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Warren Suggests Facebook Might Help Trump Win Reelection for Profit

Warren Suggests Facebook Might Help Trump Win Reelection for Profit”

But a legal crackdown in Washington state raises questions about whether Facebook could rein in political advertising even if it wanted to.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comments on freedom of expression and Facebook's approach to protecting free speech have sparked an intense response from two of the front-running Democratic presidential candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen.

The Facebook CEO also addressed concerns about privacy, calling it the company's "top priority" and "the most critical thing that we're working on", citing an agreement with the FTC to build a "much more rigorous privacy program" at Facebook. "Banning political ads favors incumbents and whoever the media covers". The lawsuit was dramatized in the movie The Social Network. Zuckerberg then resume detailed to discuss the challenges that the company faced in standing up for freedom of speech and expression around the world, and he painted a pretty bleak picture.

However, Facebook appears to be struggling to meet that commitment. But another asserted that the policy of not fact-checking political ads is pro-conservative.

Warren has been a vocal critic of Facebook's rules on political ads.

The Fb founder additionally addressed the difficulty of pretend political advertisements - a subject of rivalry that has exclusively been amplified by the actions and feedback of Sen.

"Mark Zuckerberg made clear today that he is not only doubling down on a business model that corrupts our democracy, but also fundamentally lacks an understanding of how civil rights, voter suppression, and racism actually function in this country", Color of Change president Rashad Robinson said in a statement.

As Zuckerberg noted in his speech, Facebook has created a public ad library to make political advertising on the platform more transparent.

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Facebook has recently come under fire for refusing to fact-check political ads placed on its platform, effectively allowing candidates for office to make bogus claims unabated.

By way of the advert, Warren, who has talked about breaking apart massive tech corporations, seemed to protest Fb's choice to not fact-check its politicians speech or advertisements - an strategy the social media large takes with information tales and different posts. "If content is newsworthy, we don't take it down even if it goes against our standards".

But researchers from Mozilla say Facebook's ad library is too buggy to be effective. "We look forward to continuing this important dialogue with her in Menlo Park next week", said the spokesperson.

An ad the Elizabeth Warren campaign ran on Facebook attacking the social media platform for accepting false campaign ads from politicians was, in turn, false. Facebook and Zuckerberg responded by reaffirming the policy.

"People having the power to express themselves at scale is a new kind of force in the world".

Despite the backlash, Zuckerberg remains firm in his resolve to keep political ads on Facebook. "The board will have the power to make final binding decisions about whether content stays up or comes down on our services - decisions that our team and I can't overturn", Zuckerberg added.

Zuckerberg, in a speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., argued that his company should give voice to minority views and said that court protection for free speech stemmed in part from a case involving a partially inaccurate advertisement by King supporters.



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