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Mark Zuckerberg says social networks should not be fact-checking political speech

Mark Zuckerberg says social networks should not be fact-checking political speech Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNBC he does not think social networks should be fact-checking what politicians post. “Political speech is one of the most sensitive parts in a democracy, and people should be able to see what politicians say,” Zuckerberg said in an interview.  The …

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Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

But Zuckerberg and Facebook’s policy chief, Joel Kaplan, repeatedly nixed proposed solutions because they feared appearing biased against conservatives or simply lost interest in solving the problem, The Journal reported. One report concluded that Facebook’s algorithms “exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness,” according to The Journal. Facebook’s internal research found that it encouraged polarization, …

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