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Oct. 18 2019

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Based on the comments (always not a wise move) He Didn't make the sale.

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Oct. 18 2019

Mark Zuckerberg Just DEFENDED Donald Trump?! Says Facebook Will Uphold FREE SPEECH, Ok Prove it Mark. Democrat Kamala Harris has made repeated demands that Trump be banned form twitter. Elizabeth Warren has slammed Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook for allowing ads they believe are false.

Both of these demands are anti free speech and quite authoritarian. To call on unelected tech billionaires to police and censor speech is terrifying. But the most unlikely of defenders emerged, Mark Zuckerberg himself.

While it was a harder defense of free speech and a refusal to intervene in politics I think this is the result of a combination of bad news cycles facebook is facing. With accusations they allowed interference in the 2016 presidential election it seems mark is reticent to intervene in any political capacity at this point. Not only that but Mark was recently under fire from the far left over his meeting with some conservatives, something that is totally normal for almost every business.

It still stands to be see if Mark will unban those he previously removed and until then I will hold total judgement. But so long as Mark is at least making a statement I will give him the respect he deserves in this moment.

Lets see actions Mark, until then I won't believe youre taking a genuine stand against social media censorship.

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20 minutes ago, Valin said:
UCXIJgqnII2ZOINSWNOGFThA

Oct. 18 2019

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Based on the comments (always not a wise move) He Didn't make the sale.

Ya right. Blah Blah Blah.

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Facebook was censoring comments on Mark Zuckerberg’s “free speech” livestream

Didi Rankovic

October 18, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's presentation about “the dangers of censorship” was accompanied by a practical demonstration of – the dangers of censorship.

Zuckerberg's speech at Georgetown University, live-streamed on Facebook, received a deluge of overwhelmingly positive comments and reactions – so many, in fact, that it appears to have raised suspicions of foul play.

The conspicuous absence of negative reactions to the speech in the comments to the live stream warranted reaching out to the company for clarification.

And the answer is that Facebook uses “ranking signals” to derank content that it doesn't like – or, as the company's spokesperson Tucker Bonds said, content of “low quality.”

This is not to say this content is blocked from being posted, or deleted – it is simply pushed into the digital hinterland at the bottom of a page containing tens of thousands of comments.

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As for Zuckerberg's speech, he made repeated references to the US Constitution's First Amendment and pledged that the platform would “continue to stand for free expression” and would not risk stifling free speech. This has angered Democratic candidates in the US 2020 election who were hoping Zuckerberg would do their bidding.

“Facebook is actively helping Trump spread lies and misinformation,” said Elizabeth Warren.

But with a system in place that's able to rearrange, promote, or hide content in the way demonstrated today, there are other kinds of critics who will wonder if what Facebook wants to “stand for” here is free speech at all.

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