Facebook had come under fire in recent years over different allegations and scandals such as the major outblow, the Cambridge Analytica or the issue of Election meddling back in the 2016 US presidential election.
The company on it’s own had tried hard and invested tons of money to combat fake news and monitor it’s platform against extremism but according to the company’s spokesman, Nick Clegg who said in an interview in El Pais that Facebook can’t police the entire web.
According to the company’s vice president of Global affairs and communication who said the technology can identify and warn users of certain content to being false and misleading but it can’t provide alternatives to individuals so that they can get a more objective perspective.
“We work with organizations that monitor whether something is true or not, whether there are exaggerations or false facts,” Clegg told the Spanish newspaper. “But we can’t be a policeman on the internet saying what is acceptable or what is absolutely true. The freedom to say stupid things is the freedom of an open society.”
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Facebook as well as a host of other tech companies are being scrutinized heavily in Europe and the US because of their access to billions of user’s personal data. Governmental bodies have focused more on social network’s vulnerabilities to manipulations through the dissemination of “Fake News, Hate Speech and Radicalization”
Clegg said that Facebook delivered more than was asked of it by the European Commission during this year’s European Union elections, working with each of the national electoral councils.
One obvious thing that even got people more upset about the company is he launch of it’s own cryptocurrency called Libra. Clegg of course defended his company that people were getting things the wrong way.
Meanwhile US Presidential contestant, Elizabeth Warren had shown his willingness to dismember big corporations because they were growing too much powers even though Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said he’s willing to fight back.