Mark Zuckerberg Stands Firm on Not Fact Checking Political Ads on Facebook


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In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on the firm’s recent decision not to fact check ads by politicians.

During an interview on CBS This Morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on the social media giant’s decision to not fact-check advertisements posted to the platform by politicians. Zuckerberg has argued that it is not up to Facebook to censor the speech of political figures and that voters should see what politicians have to say, even if it is false.

Speaking with CBS host Gayle King, Zuckerberg explained his reasoning further. Gayle began the conversation by stating: “The main thing that people are talking about are the political ads, that you don’t want to take down political ads that people know are false, that they contain false information.”

Zuckerberg replied: “What I believe is that in a Democracy it’s really important that people can see

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