It’s not up to Mark Zuckerberg to decide what news is legitimate – The Washington Post

It’s not up to Mark Zuckerberg to decide what news is legitimate – The Washington Post

Mark Zuckerberg
It’s not a fantasy. In 2005, News Corp. bought MySpace, then the leading social network on the planet. Had things worked out differently, it would be Murdoch or a band of Fox News experts who would be determining what counts as legitimate political speech.
Still comfortable?And these fact-checking decisions aren’t as simple as they sound. Let’s take the ad that the Trump campaign ran recently on Facebook that provoked the furious backlash. .


It made three assertions: During the Obama administration, the U.S. government promised Ukraine $1 billion in aid. Then-Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold that aid unless a key Ukrainian anti-corruption official was fired, which he was.
Finally, Biden wanted this done because the official was investigating a company associated with his son Hunter. Now here’s the difficulty. .

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