Defiant Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook Policy to Allow False Ads
Zuckerberg says ‘people should be able to judge for themselves the character of politicians’ and compares alternative to censorship
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.
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