• Zuckerberg defends Facebook users' right to be wrong - even Holocaust deniers

    30 days ago - By The Guardian

    CEO explains decision not to censor conspiracy theories but says the platform will try to ‘reduce distribution of content' Mark Zuckerberg defended the rights of Facebook users to publish Holocaust denial posts, saying he didn't “think that they're intentionally getting it wrong”. In an interview with Recode published on Wednesday, the CEO also explained Facebook's decision to allow the far-right conspiracy theory website Infowars to continue using the platform, saying the social network would try to “reduce the distribution of that content”, but would not censor the page. Related: How...
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  • Facebook says it will begin removing misinformation that leads to violence

    Facebook says it will begin removing misinformation that leads to violence

    30 days ago - By The Verge

    Hours after CEO Mark Zuckerberg spurred history by defending the rights of Holocaust deniers to post on Facebook , the company said it had begun removing misinformation that contributes to violence. “There are certain forms of misinformation that have contributed to physical harm, and we are making a policy change which will enable us to take that type of content down,” the company said in a statement. “We will be begin implementing the policy during the coming months.”
    Under the new policy, Facebook will begin reviewing posts that are inaccurate or misleading, and are created or shared...
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  • Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Clarify Remarks About Holocaust Deniers After Outcry

    30 days ago - By NY Times

    Facebook's chief executive had said in an interview that false and “deeply offensive” conspiracy theories alone were not enough to get someone barred from the site.
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