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

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37 minutes ago, kking said:

Why must you make me defend the despicable Mark Zuckerberg? 

He's right that the more you withhold false, abhorrent, or unpleasant information from people, the less capable they are of recognizing, processing, and dealing with that type of information. I don't trust the man for a minute because Facebook as an entity - and social media at-large - is absolutely incompatible with a free-thinking people and society, but to refuse to ban political hit jobs and holocaust-deniers is the essence of the first amendment. 

 

You are assuming I am against his position? Why?

 

 

15 minutes ago, kking said:

WOW...I'm pretty sure that's what the iron letters read on the front of the authoritarian headquarters. 

 

My office is in The Ministry of Love.

 

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1 minute ago, drvoke said:

You are assuming I am against his position? Why?

I didn't assume that.

1 minute ago, drvoke said:

My office is in The Ministry of Love.

kek

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35 minutes ago, drvoke said:

 

I know a crime when I see it.

 

You're an incredibly insecure little man with an authoritarian fantasy, most useful as an example of why democrats shouldn't be in power 

 

 

21 minutes ago, kking said:

WOW...I'm pretty sure that's what the iron letters read on the front of the authoritarian headquarters. 

 

He would have made a good nazi

 

 

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1 minute ago, Chuck! said:

He would have made a good nazi

Which seems to be a more and more tolerated role in the modern world. Cancel culture, outrage culture, post-truth......all along the same lines as far as I'm concerned. 

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4 hours ago, drvoke said:

 

 

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"Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is doubling down on his company's decision to not take down political ads that contain false information."

 

This is a crucial issue of the internet age. Who should do the fact checking? Is paid speech free speech? If politicians use fake ads will it dupe more people than subsequent fact checkers exposing their lies and impugning their character? 

 

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/zuckerberg-people-should-make-their-own-judgments-on-political-ads/ar-BBXDpAH?ocid=spartanntp

(Full article at above link)

 

 

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is doubling down on his company's decision to not take down political ads that contain false information.

"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.

"But a small group of your employees… about 200 wrote a letter saying that they wish that you would reconsider. 'Because,' they said, 'free speech and paid speech are not the same,'" King said, adding, "Do they have a point?"

Well, this is a clearly a very complex issue, and a lot of people have-- have a lot of different opinions," Zuckerberg said. "At the end of the day, I just think that in a democracy, people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying."

"Even if the ads are-- contain false information? That's the-- that's the issue," King said.

"I think that people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians," Zuckerberg said.

Last month, it was revealed Zuckerberg had an undisclosed meeting with President Trump in October at the White House after a public Oval Office meeting in September.

"What was the nature of the meeting? Can you say?" King asked.

"Sure. I mean... we talked about a number of things that were-- that were on his mind. And-- and some of the topics that you'd read about in the news around-- around our work," Zuckerberg said.

The dinner was not disclosed by the White House and only became public after the fact through news reports. It came as President Trump was openly discouraging Facebook from banning political ads.

King pointed out some people would say "the optics weren't good," adding, "Did he try to lobby you in any way?"

"No. I mean, I don't think that that's-- that-- I think some of the stuff that people talk about or think gets discussed and these discussions are not really how-- how that works… I also want to respect that it was a private dinner and... private discussion," Zuckerberg said.

At the same time, Facebook faces anti-trust investigations into its dominance of the social media marketplace. At least two federal agencies and 47 U.S. states and territories are asking if the company engages in anti-competitive behavior.

"There's no question that there are real issues that-- that we need to keep on working on… But I think it's important to not lose track of just the enormous good that can be done by bringing people together and building community," Zuckerberg said.

People who know Zuckerberg well say Facebook wouldn't be the company it is today without the influence of Chan, his wife who is a teacher and doctor.

"When Mark and I talk about these issues together, it's like I also have the lens of being an educator and pediatrician that's worked deeply with families and individuals, and all types of communities. And when I zoom out, I also see that these are societal problems," Chan said. "These are not problems that one person, one company, can fix on their own… there's not gonna be some silver bullet, but we need to work together as a society for that steady progress."

 

 

 

Really. Whatever happened to buyer beware....If you're VOTING for someone, you should damned well be doing your own research.

 

No wonder this country is going to hell in a hand basket. We're asking Facebook to face checking. 😂

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19 minutes ago, kking said:

Which seems to be a more and more tolerated role in the modern world. Cancel culture, outrage culture, post-truth......all along the same lines as far as I'm concerned. 

 

Seems like I am only one promoting a culture of freedom

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The only reason i am on Facebook is to find out what is going on in my minuscule town. I find it hard to believe that people get or believe information from Facebook. Censoring is never correct. It is up to the individual to discern what is truth.

 

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10 minutes ago, johndnorth said:

The only reason i am on Facebook is to find out what is going on in my minuscule town. I find it hard to believe that people get or believe information from Facebook. Censoring is never correct. It is up to the individual to discern what is truth.

 

I am only on facebook to get news/info about various microbreweries, rock bands, and activities for my kids. As for world news or politics, sad to say but quite a few rely on it for those.

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9 hours ago, drvoke said:

 

"Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is doubling down on his company's decision to not take down political ads that contain false information."

 

This is a crucial issue of the internet age. Who should do the fact checking?

 

 

 

Precisely the point.

 

The Department of Internet Advertising as a subset of the FCC?

 

More gov't?

 

More expense?

 

More partison (Lois Lerner, Mexican Gun Running) corruption?

 

All or none?

 

None.

 

 

 

Maybe this guy could be in charge ...

 

 

 

Hahaahaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

 

 

kj

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6 hours ago, Chuck! said:

 

Seems like I am only one promoting a culture of freedom

 

"Truth will out", huh? Do you know how much damage can be done in the interim? What naïve little world are you living in? 

This reminds me of Aesop's (or was it Ailes?) fable that Iraq was somehow responsible for 9/11, and therefore justified our subsequent war of aggression.

75+% of people who watched the not-so-fact-checked Fox News believed it.

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The falsehood there is that 911 was blamed on Iraq.
We have shown you statements from your own democrat leaders who voted for the war saying otherwise, and you still keep making the same false claim

 

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7 hours ago, johndnorth said:

The only reason i am on Facebook is to find out what is going on in my minuscule town. I find it hard to believe that people get or believe information from Facebook. Censoring is never correct. It is up to the individual to discern what is truth.

 

Liberals hate fb because it told them Clinton would win.

 

Zuckerberg must be a Russian asset.

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1 hour ago, Chuck! said:

The falsehood there is that 911 was blamed on Iraq.
We have shown you statements from your own democrat leaders who voted for the war saying otherwise, and you still keep making the same false claim

 

 

They didn't believe Fox News, they believed that liar Gen. Colin Powell. The con majority was duped by Fox News.

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I'm sure there will be a bunch of russian.pists trying to help Trump again. Russians hate black people and minority's. 

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13 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

I'm sure there will be a bunch of russian.pists trying to help Trump again. Russians hate black people and minority's. 

So you admit Hillary got beat by 13 Russian Facebook trolls....😂

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Just now, DeepBreath said:

So you admit Hillary got beat by 13 Russian Facebook trolls....😂

13 that was just my grandpa's Facebook 13. Lol

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Just now, dontlooknow said:

I think we should have a basic test you gotta take to vote. 

A basic civics test. You gotta know how a bill is passed or what governments system we run on to vote. 

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15 hours ago, dontlooknow said:

Republicans and the Russians win. 

 

facebook is a communist piece of bad word and the CEO looks like a puppet-robot.

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1 minute ago, Chongo said:

 

facebook is a communist piece of bad word and the CEO looks like a puppet-robot.

I agree

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59 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

If you base your political beliefs off of Facebook posts you're to stupid to vote. 

 

Facebook collects your personal information and sells it to the highest bidder.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Chongo said:

 

Facebook collects your personal information and sells it to the highest bidder.

 

 

 

Unlike who?

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6 minutes ago, drvoke said:

 

Unlike who?

 

Unlike people who do not have your facial recognition photo and do not know your friends and family etc.

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