But it's Zuckerberg's views on that last topic which has brought controversy: he said that conspiracy theorists, including Holocaust deniers, deserve a voice on the platform. "I'm sure a lot of leaders and public figures we respect do too, and I just don't think that it is the right thing to say, 'We're going to take someone off the platform if they get things wrong, even multiple times'".
"I find that deeply offensive", Zuckerberg continued. The company has faced criticism for how its platform was manipulated by Russian trolls seeking to interfere in USA politics, and for its lax policies that allowed Cambridge Analytica, a British research firm used by the Trump campaign, to improperly harvest data on 87 million Facebook users.
"I don't think he understand the decisions he makes has real-world implications for democracy".
People at two news outlets - KPBS and the Texas Tribune - have complained that Facebook nixed ads because they were deemed to be political.
Zuckerberg later tried to clarify his remarks, saying, "There's one thing I want to clear up".
Despite Facebook's often-stated intention of being a neutral and open platform, the social media giant has announced that it will begin removing any posts that contain misinformation with the motive of inciting violence. Facebook said the site, which has, among other things, called the Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax, does not violate its community standards.
Zuck elaborated a bit more, saying it's hard to "impugn" and "understand" the deniers' intent. and continued to chalk up their message as just missing the mark on the truth.
Yesterday, in trying to explain Facebook's stances on fake news, CEO Mark Zuckerberg sparked outrage by saying the company would not ban content from Holocaust deniers from the platform, because, "I don't think that they're intentionally getting it wrong", he said.
Facebook will not ban accounts or pages that spout Holocaust denial or other harmful conspiracy theories, the company's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said. Zuckerberg said he thinks that there are things "that different people get wrong", and that he doesn't think they are "intentionally" getting it wrong. He said that while Facebook was dedicated to stopping the spread of fake news, certain beliefs that were sincerely held would not be taken down.
More weighed in on social media. But the Trump campaign was also a major customer for Facebook's advertising business, spending $44 million in the run-up to the 2016 election.
Mark Zuckerberg called Donald Trump soon after the 2016 USA presidential election to congratulate him on his shock victory, according to a new report from BuzzFeed News- and also reportedly congratulated him on his "successful [advertising] campaign on Facebook".