To Fight Political Lies, Facebook’s Whole Business Model Has To Change

“I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal.” (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Here’s what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a widely panned speech at Georgetown:

We don’t fact-check political ads. We don’t do this to help politicians, but because we think people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying.

Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.

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