Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked by WebNews’ Dana Perino in an exclusive interview whether or not he believes bias against conservatives exists in Silicon Valley, as many on the correct have lengthy claimed.
“I haven’t seen a lot of data that suggest that there’s a negative impact,” Zuckerberg answered throughout the sit-down, which airs in full Friday on “The Daily Briefing.”
He argued that many conservative media platforms carry out “quite well” on Facebook and different websites, stating that California is overwhelmingly liberal and he understands why there are suspicions.
“California is an overwhelmingly left-leaning place. If you look at the political donations from the tech companies, it’s 90-plus percent of them go towards Democratic candidates, so I understand why people would ask the question of ‘are my ideas getting a fair shake.’ And all that I can say on this is this is something I care deeply about. I want to make sure we can be a platform for all ideas,” he mentioned.
Earlier in the interview, Perino asked Zuckerberg about Sen. Kamala Harris’ demand that Twitter shut down President Trump’s account, which he makes use of repeatedly to share his views on a large number of points.
Zuckerberg mentioned Silicon Valley should not be taking such actions.
“I generally believe that as a principle, people should decide what is credible and what they want to believe, who they want to vote for,” he mentioned. “And I don’t think that should be something that we want tech companies or any kind of company doing.”
Earlier this month, Harris, D-Calif., claimed Trump was utilizing Twitter to inappropriately criticize an intelligence group whistleblower who filed a criticism concerning the president’s July 25 cellphone name with Ukrainian chief Volodymyr Zelensky.
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A few months again, the Menlo Park, Calif. agency carried out a yearlong audit in session with 133 conservative organizations or politicians. The audit, led by former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, discovered that interviewees had issues about Facebook’s content material distribution and algorithms, content material insurance policies and enforcement, advert insurance policies and advert enforcement, and office viewpoint variety.
It concluded the corporate must do “significant work” to fulfill the issues of conservatives over alleged bias, although it prompted a backlash from conservatives and liberals alike.
“Merely asking somebody to listen to conservatives’ concerns isn’t an ‘audit,’ it’s a smokescreen disguised as a solution,” mentioned Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., in August, calling on Facebook to conduct a third-party audit.
Hawley mentioned final month Zuckerberg was “stunned” when he demanded in a face-to-face assembly on Capitol Hill that Facebook “open up” their books and make workers out there for interviews.
WebNews’ Christopher Carbone contributed to this report.