Zuckerberg’s 2019 Resolution: More Political Censorship on Facebook…
In a blog posted on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised better prevention of “election interference” and “the spread of hate speech,” without defining what either term meant to him.
Those of us who have fallen victim to Facebook’s extreme censorship know exactly what this means. Zuckerberg repeated his calls to suppress sensationalism, misinformation and to promote “news from trusted sources.”
He didn’t mention what he considered “sensationalism” and “misinformation” or list who he considered trusted news sources. But, I can guarantee that right leaning news sources will fall under “sensationalism” and “misinformation” and will not be added to the “trusted” news sources.
“We’ve partnered with fact-checkers in countries around the world to identify misinformation and reduce its distribution,” wrote Zuckerberg.
What’s glaringly obvious is that Zuckerberg failed to mention anything about free speech or the First Amendment.
Earlier this week Facebook’s internal guidelines, which are 1,400 pages in length, were leaked for the public to see.
Sara Su, a senior engineer on the News Feed, commented on the process stating: “It’s not our place to correct people’s speech, but we do want to enforce our community standards on our platform. When you’re in our community, we want to make sure that we’re balancing freedom of expression and safety.”
Here’s his entire post below: