PALM BEACH, FL –Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come out and said the he does not believe that Facebook and other tech platforms, such as Twitter, should have to police what is true or false on their platforms. The statement was made during an interview with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin on “Squawk Box” today, May 28, 2020.
The comment comes amid the recent backlash from President Donald Trump made when Twitter labeled two of his posts with notices that his tweets should be fact checked before taken literally; talk about waking the sleeping giant. Trump has now lashed out alleging that tech platforms are censoring conservatives and that he will “never let it happen.”
Today, Trump signed an executive order to target social media companies which he claimed. “have unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter, virtually any form of communication between private citizens and large public audiences.”