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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:54 PM

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won't remove anti-vaccine posts despite Covid concerns

Source: The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won't remove anti-vaccine posts despite Covid concerns

Social media chief denied that Facebook’s algorithms are designed to push viewpoints ‘that are going to kind of enrage people’

Edward Helmore
Wed 9 Sep 2020 16.16 BST

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he “hopes” his social network will not effectively destroy society as we know it.

Zuckerberg also said it’s “just wrong” to consider that Facebook is driven by conservatives, in a new interview.

“I don’t think that the service is a rightwing echo chamber,” Zuckerberg told Axios on HBO in an interview published Wednesday. “Everyone can use their voice and find media they trust that reflects the opinions and life experiences they’re having.”

In the interview, Zuckerberg rejected the proposition that history will remember Facebook for hastening the destruction of society.

“I have a little more confidence in democracy than that. And I hope my confidence isn’t misplaced,” he said, adding: “What we do, and I think a lot of what the internet does overall, is give individuals more power.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/sep/09/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-not-rightwing-echo-chamber

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Reply Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won't remove anti-vaccine posts despite Covid concerns (Original post)
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:56 PM

1. he has no fucking clue. blinded by power and wealth.

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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:40 PM

2. Someone needs to shoot the horse that that weasel is riding on. nt

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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 10:18 PM

3. what he's doing is unbelievable & dangerous in a sick way

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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 11:57 PM

4. Fuckerberg is a greedy, lying right winger and there is proof...

"But Zuckerberg’s denial that the platform presents “highly partisan” stories in a right-wing media echo chamber is simply false. New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose has been documenting Facebook’s best-performing content. Day after day, the results tell a tough truth: Facebook is overflowing with right-wing content."

"Since 2016, Facebook has taken an increasingly conservative bent, with much of the internal activism reportedly the result of Kaplan and Katie Harbath, Facebook’s public policy director for global elections and former chief digital strategist for the Republican National Committee. In January, Facebook hired former Fox & Friends senior producer Jennifer Williams to head video strategy for Facebook News, joining the company’s extensive staff of former figures from right-wing media and Republican politics. In February, The Washington Post published a bombshell report detailing some of their behind-the-scenes conservative advocacy at Facebook."

"Zuckerberg may disagree with the characterization of Facebook as a right-wing echo chamber, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Conservatives are thriving on Facebook, and they’re able to do this thanks to inconsistently applied policy enforcement, internal ideological advocacy, and general right-wing favoritism."


https://www.mediamatters.org/facebook/mark-zuckerberg-denies-facebook-right-wing-echo-chamber-facts-tell-different-story

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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 07:29 AM

5. The master of the click-bait world knows and approved of it.

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