Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: “People Should Decide What Is Credible, Not Tech Companies”

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t backing away from the company’s decision to accept political ads without fact-checking the spots, arguing that “people should decide what is credible, not tech companies.”

Zuckerberg has been a frequent presence lately in Washington, meeting with activists, lawmakers and even President Donald Trump as the company comes under fire for a host of issues, perhaps first and foremost how the company will handle political content and disinformation in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

In a speech at Georgetown University, Zuckerberg argued that while the company has a role in policing violent content, blatant hoaxes and other material, he takes a broader view of what should be allowed when it comes to political speech. The company has come under fire on the left for allowing the proliferation of content that many have considered hate speech or even blatantly false, while it’s also facing
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