Mark Zuckerberg looks to explain Facebook's free speech rules

Mark Zuckerberg looks to explain Facebook's free speech rules

Mark Zuckerberg looks to explain Facebook's free speech rules

Bernice King speaks at the Martin Luther King annual commemorative service.

"We can continue to stand for free expression, understanding its messiness, but believing that the long journey towards greater progress requires confronting ideas that challenge us".

"I don't think that should be something that we want tech companies or any kind of company doing", he mentioned. "We look forward to continuing this important dialogue with her in Menlo Park next week", a Facebook spokesperson added.

As reported by The Verge, this is the first time Zuckerberg is going to express his views in a live speech since until now, he has been speaking his mind via blog posts on Facebook.

Not everyone will buy Zuckerberg's commitment to free speech. "But Facebook undermined those relationships and excluded political ads from that policy", she continued.

That quickly drew condemnation. Sen. They need to be held accountable for propaganda on their platform.

Zuckerberg said any regulation must take into account the value of open expression at a time when China is seeking to "export" its version of the internet. "Banning political ads favors incumbents and whoever the media covers". Warren took advantage of Facebook's policy earlier this month with a series of ads claiming Zuckerberg was endorsing Donald Trump for re-election - which isn't true. Facebook said it's working closely with child safety experts before launching end-to-end encryption, but the non-profit group Internet Watch Foundation told FT that the company may have only reached out to just a single organization in the US.

Zuckerberg used the moment to talk about his own legacy, and the legacy of Facebook.

"But overall, it's inaccurate to say that "most networks" will refuse to air an ad by Trump with a lie in it", the fact-checker said. Instead organizers provided a livestream on Georgetown's social media site and made available video shot by Facebook.

The social media giant, with almost 2.5 billion users around the globe, is under heavy scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators following a series of data privacy scandals, including lapses in opening the personal data of millions of users to Trump's 2016 campaign. Next week, he will be in Washington for a hearing on the company's cryptocurrency project, called Libra.

US Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) also claimed Facebook was only being critical of the Chinese government after it was denied access to the country's market.

"Until recently, the internet in nearly every country outside China has been defined by American platforms with strong free-expression values", he said to a full auditorium inside Georgetown's Gaston Hall. Facebook has declined to do so, raising the larger question of whether social media political ads should be regulated. But he said political advertising could be considered part of speech and that the slope of deciding which issues were political and which were not would be too slippery to navigate.

On Thursday, Zuckerberg acknowledged the problems.

The speech marked a public shift for Mr. Zuckerberg, who has spent the better part of the past two years largely apologizing for his company's mistakes and promising to do better.

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