Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Doubles Down On Controversial Political Ad Policy


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 center Burke spoke with CBS this morning co host Gayle king and his wife Priscilla chan was there as well the main thing now that people are talking about the political ads that you don't want to take down political as sick people know false they contain false information it 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 a small group of your employees about two hundred wrote a letter saying that they wish that you would reconsider because they said free speech and paid speech are not the same do they have a point cool this is clearly a very complex issue and a lot of people have have a lot of different opinions 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 they answered containing false information that's an identification should bill to judge for themselves the character of politicians we were in DC recently there it was reported later that you had dinner with the president the White House what was the nature of the meeting can you say sure I mean we talked about a number of things that were there were on his mind and I'm in some of the topics that you read about the news around around our work the dinner was not disclosed by the White House and only became public after the fact to news reports it came as president trump was openly discouraging Facebook from banning political ads listen people say the optic toward good did he try to lobby you in anyway now I mean I I don't think that that's the I think some of the stuff that people talk about our thing gets discussed in these discussions are not really how okay how that works I also want respect that it was a private dinner right and so much of at the same time Facebook faces anti trust investigations into its dominance of the social media market place at least two federal agencies and forty seven U. S. states and territories or 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 it but I think it's important to not lose track of just the enormous good that can be done by bringing people together in building community people who knows a cupboard well see Facebook wouldn't be the company it is today without the influence of his wife Priscilla chan she's a teacher and a doctor wouldn't work and I talk about these issues together is like I also have the lines of being an educator and pediatrician that's work too deeply with families and individuals and all types of communities and when I zoom out I also see that these are societal problems be certain knocks 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 that is mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla chan speaking with CBS's

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