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Mark Zuckerberg"s non-answer about his secret dinner with Trump perfectly illustrates why his views about political speech are under fire (FB)

Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken a firm stance on political speech with his company's policy to not fact-check political ads.  Instead, Zuckerberg argues, F.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 2nd, 2019

An ex-Facebook executive called Mark Zuckerberg"s actions "haphazard" and said Facebook should have acted more like Twitter in addressing Trump"s posts (FB)

Alex Stamos, Facebook's former chief security officer, said Facebook's approach to handling political speech has been "haphazard," in an interview with CNBC. Facebook has seen backlash from users, advertisers, and employ.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 9th, 2020

Mark Zuckerberg told enraged employees Facebook might change its policy on politicians using violent speech

GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images Facebook has come under fire for its decision to leave up a post from President Trump about the George Floyd pr.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 2nd, 2020

Zuckerberg denies that Trump tried to lobby against ban on political ads: CBS

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview to CBS on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump did not discourage him from banning political ads on the social media platform during a secret meeting in October......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 2nd, 2019

Facebook’s Zuckerberg was reportedly talked out of making moves against Trump as far back as 2015

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg reportedly wanted to remove an incendiary post by then-candidate Donald Trump as far back as 2015, but was convinced instead to change Facebook’s rules to allow such posts in the name of political discourse......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 28th, 2020

Human rights activists banned from Facebook say that Mark Zuckerberg"s "free speech" approach to Trump"s posts rings hollow

Reuters Mark Zuckerberg has defended Facebook's decision not to fact-check or flag posts from Donald Trump that appear to bend or br.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 16th, 2020

The Wall Street Journal: Trump wanted to fire Defense Secretary Esper after Esper rejected use of active-duty military to quell protest wave

President Trump last week was on the brink of firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper over their differing views of domestic use of active-duty military, before advisers and allies on Capitol Hill talked him out of it, according to several officials......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 10th, 2020

The Wall Street Journal: Trump wanted to fire Defense Secretary Esper over troops dispute

President Trump last week was on the brink of firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper over their differing views of domestic use of active-duty military, before advisers and allies on Capitol Hill talked him out of it, according to several officials......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 9th, 2020

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg congratulated Donald Trump for being "number one on Facebook", according to Donald Trump

Facebook/Donald Trump President Trump has claimed Mark Zuckerberg told him he was "number one on Facebook" when the two "had dinner the other day." Trump di.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 7th, 2020

Watch the viral clip of Sacha Baron Cohen tearing into Mark Zuckerberg over hate speech, violence, and political lies on Facebook

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had harsh words for the country's biggest tech companies while accepting the International Leadership Award from the Anti-.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 22nd, 2019

Elizabeth Warren called out Trump"s private dinner with Mark Zuckerberg as "corruption, plain and simple" (FB)

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid When Facebook CEO Mark Zucke.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 22nd, 2019

Sacha Baron Cohen tore into Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over hate speech, violence, and political lies

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Actor and comedian Sacha .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 22nd, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an undisclosed dinner with Trump and Peter Thiel at the White House

Facebook/Donald Trump Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and another exec met with President Donald Trump at an undisclosed dinner at the White House as the social media site faces continu.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 21st, 2019

Civil-rights leaders are lobbying Mark Zuckerberg to change his mind about allowing lies in Facebook"s political ads — and he may compromise

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Mark Zuckerberg held a dinner for civil-rights leaders at his house on Monday night, The Washington Post reported. A key topi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 6th, 2019

Civil rights leaders are lobbying Mark Zuckerberg to change his mind about allowing lies in Facebook"s political ads — and he might compromise

Mark Zuckerberg held a dinner for civil rights leaders at his house on Monday night, the Washington Post reported. A key topic of conversati.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 6th, 2019

"The Social Network" director just wrote a scathing letter to Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook is under fire for its decision to not fact-check political ads, and the latest critic is "The Social Network" director Aaron Sorkin......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 31st, 2019

The Technology 202: Twitter placed the political ad ball in Facebook"s court

Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on free speech......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 31st, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg launched an impassioned defense of political ads on Facebook, just minutes after Twitter banned them (FB, TWTR)

Facebook/Donald Trump Twitter has decided to ban all political adv.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 30th, 2019

Zuckerberg on political ads: ‘This really is not about money’

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg explained Facebook’s policy of not fact checking politicians’ speech in a House hearing on Oct. 23......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 24th, 2019

Zuckerberg says Facebook considered banning political ads

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a speech on Thursday that the social media company had considered banning all political advertising but decided against it. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 17th, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will give his "most comprehensive take" on freedom of speech in a livestream on Thursday (FB)

Associated Press Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will share his views on freedom of expression during a live speech on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. Zuckerberg said the speech will focus on why it's important for people to h.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 16th, 2019