Facebook won't gag politicians

Facebook won't gag politicians

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Not only does Facebook not remove posts from politicians that don’t conform to its guidelines, it doesn’t check their content in the first place.

Former UK politician Nick Clegg, now the company’s vice president of global affairs and communications, says it is not Facebook’s role to intervene when pols say something, and so it does do not “submit speech by politicians to our independent fact-checkers, and we generally allow it on the platform even when it would otherwise breach our normal content rules”.

Clegg asks if it would it be acceptable for a private company to become “a self-appointed referee for everything that politicians say?”

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