In the early hours of July 9,media reported that Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former head of security, said Wednesday that Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, had not caught the lead in controlling the platform’s political rhetoric. Stamos, who now works at Stanford University, argues that Facebook should not worry about politicians’ statements being correct, but rather about whether misinformation is amplified.
Zuckerberg has been at odds over Facebook’s measures to regulate free speech and content.
The question, Stamos said, is what Facebook gives people the ability to expand their voice, “and it would be much better if (Zuckerberg) could change that and make a little more adjustments.” “
Twitter, a rival to Facebook, has set an example by banning political advertising. The two social media platforms also took a very different approach to Trump’s “dare to rob, shoot” rhetoric.
Zuckerberg said the comments were not against policy, and Twitter branded Trump’s tweets “violent.” Twitter also tagged Two other tweets about the election from Mr. Trump.
Stamos said that while it would be difficult for the company to block Mr. Trump, Twitter could now significantly limit the spread of election-related disinformation by tagging.
Stamos left Facebook more than two years ago because he disagreed with the way it handled election information. He believes Facebook will still face challenges in the future as long as Zuckerberg stands firm on the issue.
“Because there is a lack of legal framework in this area, it is up to Facebook to decide. When the political winds change, they behave a little at will, and the way they make decisions seems a little dangerous. He said. (Ding Hong)