Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s approach to freedom of speech, and draws the line on China

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.(O) the Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, on Thursday, defended the social-media company, the light regulation of the expression of opinion and lack of fact-checking of political advertising, as in the quotation of the China’s censorship as an aid in his mission work in the country.

Facebook has come under fire in recent years for its laid-back approach to fake news, a state-backed misinformation campaigns, and of the violent content that is disseminated in the services, questions on new regulations around the world.

In a speech he gave at the University of george town, is filled with references to the First Amendment, and the struggle for democracy, Zuckerberg stood his ground, saying that the social media had been introduced, and the transformational possibilities of speech that cannot be shut down.

“People will have the ability to express themselves at the scale of a new kind of power in the world. It is a Fifth Estate, along with all the other power structures of the society,” he said.

Zuckerberg framed the company’s decision-making model, including its recent withdrawal from of the aggressive courtship of China is an obstacle to its vision of connecting people across the world.

He caught the attention of the fast-growing Chinese-owned app, TikTok, said in the short video platform, censorship, politics of protest, such as the United States of america, for a fee, the company denies it.

In the leaked audio is of an address, for Facebook to employees of weeks ago, Zuckerberg talked about the TikTok and if it will be a formidable competitor, and said it was the first consumer internet product, built by a Chinese-tech-giant-and to be found world-wide success, but it is not to be forgotten, the approach to communication.

In the course of Facebook’s charm offensive and can be Done in a meeting with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, learned Mandarin chinese, and posted a picture of herself running through Tiananmen Square.

Facebook, in short, has won a licence to open an “innovation hub” in Hangzhou last year, but it was later withdrawn.

Can be done effectively closed the door to China, back in March, when he announced his plan to run the Facebook, in the direction of a more private form of communication, and has promised not to build data centers in countries with a track record of violating human rights, such as privacy and freedom of expression.”

He reiterated his concern at the data center, on Thursday, this time with specific mention of China.

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at the address on the public to “meet the challenges of the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, while the suppression of hate speech online, fight misinformation, and political data, privacy and security,” at a forum hosted by Georgetown University’s Institute of government and Public Service (the book of mormon scripture figures, as well as Politically), and in the McCourt School of Public Policy in Washington, d.c., USA, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

“I wanted to be in our services in China, because we believe in connecting with the world, and I thought that we might be able to help you with the creation of a more open society,” Zuckerberg said. “I’ve been working hard to make this happen. However, we can never come to an agreement on what would work for us, and they let us in.”

He was given a question from the audience about what the terms, conditions, warranties, or guarantees, that he would have to enter the Chinese market, but it is not in response to them.


Zuckerberg also defended the company’s political advertising policy, on similar grounds, saying that Facebook had considered a ban on all political advertising, but decided against it, and on the side of a larger expression.

This claim was immediately moved by the critics, who are the candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, who have been with the company longer would need to do to address misinformation and abuse, ahead of the November 2020 election.

The former Vice-President, Joe Biden’s campaign quickly accused to be Done by the use of the Constitution as a shield” for Facebook’s bottom line.

“This is his choice for the mantle of Facebook’s policies, in a feigned solicitude for the freedom of speech, it shows how unprepared the company is for, this is a unique time in our history, and how little has been learned over the past few years,” said the spokesman, Bill Russo.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of the other major candidates for the Democratic nomination, has been especially vocal about her criticisms on Facebook, bashing its marketing policy and to call for the company to be broken on anti-trust grounds.

It has been recently challenged Facebook’s policy, which provides for the exemption of political advertising from fact-checking, the performance of the ads on the social media with the false claim that it can be Done and approved Trump’s re-election bid.

However, the focus is on freedom of speech and expression, it is an opportunity for you to win it can be Done with a couple of friends on the right, with whom he is courting aggressively, in a recent visit to Washington, and dinner at his home in California.

Republican lawmakers routinely accuse the company of, and the showing of the “anti-conservative “bias” in the content of that reduction, without providing evidence. The company does not have any form of favoritism.

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Facebook has been under scrutiny after it found in of Russian propaganda on their platform which are believed to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, won by Donald Trump.

He has to deny that Russia has tried to interfere in the AMERICAN election. The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has denied this.

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