People are all upset with Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg. They aren’t pleased with Zuckerberg because he’s not following Twitter’s lead in discontinuing political advertising on his platform.
During an interview on CBS “This Morning” the billionaire basically said we live in a democracy and that tech companies shouldn’t be in the business of censorship. Instead, Zuckerberg wants people to be given all the possible information and then allow them to make the decision for themselves.
Allowing people to judge and think for themselves, huh? What a novel concept.
I’m not entirely sure why people are upset. I get that there is a lot of false information floating out there and could and probably does influence how people vote.
However, again, we live in a democracy and people have to be intelligent enough to understand when something is false and when it’s true. Making that decision on a source’s validity isn’t up to the government and/or any number of tech firms. If you’re dumb enough to believe a story that says Hillary Clinton is secretly a member of ISIS and her daughter Chelsea is the anti-christ well then you’re just a moron anyway and our democracy is going to fail regardless whether a story is fake or not.
Look, there’s a lot of reasons to dislike and be upset with Zuckerberg but this move isn’t one of them.