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    Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says | Technology | The Guardian

    CEO defended Facebook’s decision not to ban political ads and said company will ‘stand up for free expression’

    Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, has unveiled a new approach to political advertising which he described as a stand for the principles of free speech, but also one that will “piss off a lot of people”.

    In a candid discussion at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020 in Salt Lake City on Friday, Zuckerberg said that since his company is criticized for both what it does and does not do in terms of monitoring use of its platform, it will now support free speech “because in order to be trusted, people need to know what you stand for”.
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    IOW, if they give me money, they can say whatever they want on my platform & I don't care. Neo-Nazi, Neo-Fascists, Neo-Cons, Neo-Commies ....I just don't give a flying crap about what they post as long as they make me richer. Think or say whatever you want. I'm so rich I just don't have to care.
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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says | Technology | The Guardian

    CEO defended Facebook’s decision not to ban political ads and said company will ‘stand up for free expression’

    Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, has unveiled a new approach to political advertising which he described as a stand for the principles of free speech, but also one that will “piss off a lot of people”.

    In a candid discussion at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020 in Salt Lake City on Friday, Zuckerberg said that since his company is criticized for both what it does and does not do in terms of monitoring use of its platform, it will now support free speech “because in order to be trusted, people need to know what you stand for”.
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    IOW, if they give me money, they can say whatever they want on my platform & I don't care. Neo-Nazi, Neo-Fascists, Neo-Cons, Neo-Commies ....I just don't give a flying crap about what they post as long as they make me richer. Think or say whatever you want. I'm so rich I just don't have to care.
    Or, maybe it's exactly what he says and he doesn't wish to anoint himself or anyone else the censor of political thought.
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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    it's private company. they can do whatever they want. just like how Rush and Sean censor what's on their platforms.

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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Facebook is continually losing ground with users in the teens and twenties demo. It is becoming the AARP of social networks.

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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says | Technology | The Guardian

    CEO defended Facebook’s decision not to ban political ads and said company will ‘stand up for free expression’

    Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, has unveiled a new approach to political advertising which he described as a stand for the principles of free speech, but also one that will “piss off a lot of people”.

    In a candid discussion at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020 in Salt Lake City on Friday, Zuckerberg said that since his company is criticized for both what it does and does not do in terms of monitoring use of its platform, it will now support free speech “because in order to be trusted, people need to know what you stand for”.
    ================================================== =====================
    IOW, if they give me money, they can say whatever they want on my platform & I don't care. Neo-Nazi, Neo-Fascists, Neo-Cons, Neo-Commies ....I just don't give a flying crap about what they post as long as they make me richer.
    and if i were to look, i guess i wouldnt find any liberal messages? nothing from the far left? nothing from fringe left groups that might be lets say just as bad as the list above?

    why not just shut down all media? all newspapers? all radio? all tv? all print?

    apparently we arent adult enough to change the channel, or ignore messaging that we dont want to see....

    i mean book burning cant be far behind, right?
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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says | Technology | The Guardian

    CEO defended Facebook’s decision not to ban political ads and said company will ‘stand up for free expression’

    Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, has unveiled a new approach to political advertising which he described as a stand for the principles of free speech, but also one that will “piss off a lot of people”.

    In a candid discussion at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020 in Salt Lake City on Friday, Zuckerberg said that since his company is criticized for both what it does and does not do in terms of monitoring use of its platform, it will now support free speech “because in order to be trusted, people need to know what you stand for”.
    ================================================== =====================
    IOW, if they give me money, they can say whatever they want on my platform & I don't care. Neo-Nazi, Neo-Fascists, Neo-Cons, Neo-Commies ....I just don't give a flying crap about what they post as long as they make me richer. Think or say whatever you want. I'm so rich I just don't have to care.
    And thats what platforms should do. He is right. About damn time they stood up for themselves and their communities. Free speech is the way to go.
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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Is anyone shocked? There's entirely too much money to be made in ads.
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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    and if i were to look, i guess i wouldnt find any liberal messages? nothing from the far left? nothing from fringe left groups that might be lets say just as bad as the list above?

    why not just shut down all media? all newspapers? all radio? all tv? all print?

    apparently we arent adult enough to change the channel, or ignore messaging that we dont want to see....

    i mean book burning cant be far behind, right?
    I would support book burnings but I suspect my Kindle has some toxic stuff in it that would be bad for the trees the spotted owls sit in.

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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    and if i were to look, i guess i wouldnt find any liberal messages? nothing from the far left? nothing from fringe left groups that might be lets say just as bad as the list above?

    why not just shut down all media? all newspapers? all radio? all tv? all print?

    apparently we arent adult enough to change the channel, or ignore messaging that we dont want to see....

    i mean book burning cant be far behind, right?
    Ask Trump.

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    Re: Facebook commitment to free speech will 'piss people off', Zuckerberg says

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Ask Trump.
    They are already screening books to be excluded from grammar & high school libraries, and I'm not talking about Marx's Communist Manifesto. The right wing is taking over our kids' minds.
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