Mark Zuckerberg Defended Decision of not to Ban Political Advertising

Mark Zuckerberg Defended Decision of not to Ban Political Advertising

Posted on Dec 4, 2019

Facebook has been constantly criticized by politicians for its advertising policy, but the company's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, defended the social media website's decision not to ban political advertising.

In an interview with American TV, Mark Zuckerberg said it was important to let people make decisions on the statements of politicians.

"I believe in democracy, it is very important that people see for themselves what the politicians are saying so that they can make their own decisions, I do not think a private company should censor politicians or news," he said.

Mark Zuckerberg has long been defending controversial tactics regarding Facebook's political speeches, while on the other hand there has been increasing pressure on Facebook to prevent the transmission of false information, hate speech and other content. Is.

A new series of criticisms of Facebook's political advertising policy began in October when Facebook refused to remove Donald Trump's ad from Democratic Joe Biden's presidential campaign, which is being claimed. That it has given false information about the former vice president.

Facebook is considering changes to its policy regarding political advertising, but its position is different from that of other companies.

Twitter announced in October that it would ban political advertising, while Google said in November it would show constituency-restricted advertising according to age, gender, and postal code.

During the interview, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the news to have dinner with US President Donald Trump in October, saying that the meeting discussed various issues but the conversation was private.

Mian Tajamul

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