Facebook Is Still Downplaying Its Role in the 2016 Election
Facebook / Election
Immediately after the 2016 election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the notion that fake news stories disseminated over his platform had influenced the outcome of the presidential race. Facing an outpouring of criticism about Facebook’s role in spreading disinformation, Zuckerberg and his company have since adopted a more contrite position, vowing to “do better.” But during a hearing focused on the social media platform in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, a top Facebook executive once again downplayed the company’s role in impacting the election and defended Zuckerberg’s controversial stance.
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