In an interview with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, Mark Zuckerberg said he doesn’t think social media platforms should check on Donald Trump’s posts, according tomedia reports. In a nearly 20-minute conversation that aired Thursday, the CEO and founder of social media giant Facebook discussed the future of remote work, the new reality of the new crown, and free speech on social media platforms.
Zuckerberg did not respond directly to Twitter’s recent decision to label some of Trump’s tweets as “potentially misleading,” but discussed Facebook’s approach and basic philosophy about viral online misinformation.
Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook’s own fact-checking process was “not to try to analyze the text and determine whether something is right or wrong … (It’s) to catch the worst part of the worst. “
He added: “In general, I don’t think Facebook or internet platforms should be the arbiter of truth.” He noted that political discourse has received a lot of attention from the major media.
Zuckerberg did object to what he called “dangerous” statements, such as those that sparked violence or caused people to hurt themselves.