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Facebook's fake news face-off

Mark Zuckerberg's decision to allow unverified claims in political ads puts Facebook under pressure

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

3rd November, 2019

Free speech and paid speech are not the same thing. This is the point staff at Facebook made last month in a rare uprising against Mark Zuckerberg. The social network’s chief executive had just announced that campaign ads containing “fake news” would be allowed to run on the platform. It was part of a push to position the company as politically neutral in the US, but the policy prompted a letter from employees amid concern...

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