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Hundreds of Facebook employees are sent to, the company’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg a letter in the rays of his position, not to crack down on false political advertising on the social media platform.
In a lengthy letter obtained by The New York Times, the workers expressed that they are “scared of” Facebook, it would “undo the great strides that have been made over the last two years, as the company has been under intense monitoring for the next 2016 election, and Russia’s efforts to stop the spread of misinformation.
“The freedom of speech and paid speech is not the same thing,” the letter read. “The wrong information, all of us. Our policy on fact-checking by people in politics, or those who have to get to the office, are a threat to what FB stands for. We strongly object to this policy, such as it is. It does not vote and instead allow the politicians to weaponize our platform, the focus is on the people who believe that the content is posted by the political actors to be reliable, it is.”
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The staff list of the potential impact of the policy is remaining as it is, including a greater distrust of our platform,” threatening to “undo the integrity of the product has to work.”
It was then, holding the political ads to the same standards as the ones to be limited in their ability to target specific users, and the implementation of a spending cap for the policy makers.
“We want to have this conversation in a more open dialogue, because we want to see actual change,” the letter continued. “We are very proud of the work and the integrity of teams have done it, and we don’t want to see that undermined by the government’s policy. In the coming months, we will continue this discussion and we look forward to continuing to work together to find solutions.”
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-n.y., who recently grilled and can be Done on Capitol Hill. She began her fact-checking questions, to ask them if they focus on a predominantly black ZIP codes have the wrong information about the election process. When Zuckerberg said no, she pressed him on whether or not she could lie down on the Republican party to vote for its “Green New Deal.”
“I mean, if you do not have the fact-checking of political ads, I am trying to understand the limits here-which is fair play,” she said.
Zuckerberg said that he doesn’t know what the answer is, at that time, and asked her to ask him whether he did not understand why his approach is problematic.
“Do you see a potential problem here, with a complete lack of fact-checking in political advertising?” she asked. Zuckerberg said that he thought that lying was wrong.
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“I think that if you have an ad that was a lie, and that would be a bad thing. That’s different from being in our position, it is the right thing to do is to make sure that your supporters or the people at an election, to see that you had lied,” he said.
Ocasio-Cortez, apparently not satisfied with the result, he was equivocating: “you can’t go down, and take down is?” she asked. “It’s a pretty simple yes or no.”
On Fox News, ” Sam Dorman contributed to this report.