Disinformation Helped Kill Martin Luther King, His Daughter Tells Facebook

Martin Luther King’s daughter, Bernice, tweeted that she had heard Mark Zuckerberg’s speech.


Disinformation campaigns helped result in the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the US civil rights champion mentioned on Thursday after the top of Facebook mentioned social media shouldn’t reality test political commercials.

The feedback come as Facebook Inc is beneath hearth for its strategy to political commercials and speech, which Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg defended on Thursday in a serious speech that twice referenced King, recognized by his initials MLK.

King’s daughter, Bernice, tweeted that she had heard the speech

“I’d like to help Facebook better understand the challenges #MLK faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians. These campaigns created an atmosphere for his assassination,” she wrote from the deal with @BerniceKing.

King died of an murderer’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

Zuckerberg argued that his firm ought to give voice to minority views and mentioned that courtroom safety without cost speech stemmed partly from a case involving {a partially} inaccurate commercial by King supporters.

The US Supreme Court protected the supporters from a lawsuit.

“People should decide what is credible, not tech companies,” Zuckerberg mentioned.

“We very much appreciate Ms King’s offer to meet with us. Her perspective is invaluable and one we deeply respect. We look forward to continuing this important dialogue with her in Menlo Park next week,” a Facebook spokesperson mentioned.

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