A congressman who attended Harvard at the same time as Mark Zuckerberg accused the Facebook co-founder of "rewriting" the story, while the social media giant's statement said she would not speak political speech, even if it was pure Contains lies.
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), A former Marine Corps reservist who served in Iraq, said Tuesday after Zuckerberg's speech at Georgetown University last week. During the event, Zuckerberg called the Iraq war at least partially responsible for his decision to found Facebook, and defended the company as a bastion of freedom of speech.
"I remember that more people had a voice to share their experiences. Maybe it would have been different, "said the Facebook co-founder on Thursday. "Those early years have shaped my belief that giving one voice to everyone strengthens the powerlessness and urges society to get better over time."
But these remarks puzzled Gallego and others who were in Harvard in the early years of the social media network. It was created by a website to evaluate college students by their attractiveness. They said the earliest versions of Facebook did not even allow users to communicate or discuss political issues.
"I was the only campus reservist and was very aware of the campus Iraq debate," Gallego said he has one of the "first" Facebook accounts, wrote Tuesday. "This is not nearly the truth, it's designed to become [an] easier clean MySpace based on our House books."
Legislators explained his comments in an interview with The Washington Post, accusing Zuckerberg of re-branding Facebook The decision to spread lies filled political ads on the platform was recently set on fire. Facebook has been widely cursed for allowing the spread of a Donald Trump ad campaign on the network, even though it contained lies about Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden.
The post about Zuckerberg's history from the Iraq war. "It's Wrong It's Totally Wrong."
Zuckerberg's speech in Georgetown has been one of his most violent defenses against the social media network in recent months and has been heavily criticized for his data practices Federal Trade Commission fined $ 5 billion in July for data breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal (though many critics described it as just a slap on the wrist).
In a separate interview with the Post Zuckerberg said he was "deeply worried" about an "erosion of the truth" in society, but said the responsibility should not lie with Facebook to oversee such a discourse.
"I do not think people in To live in a world you live in I can only say that things that are decided by technology companies are 100 percent true ", he said. "And I think we have to live with these tensions."
These statements are not intended to limit the control of the social media network. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Also a presidential candidate, has spurred Facebook on her own flood of false political advertisements targeting Zuckerberg itself. Colleagues involved in the dissolution of the company have made a hypothesis, and 46 Attorney General's are investigating Facebook's business practices.
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