Facebook Urged by Sen. Menendez to Put Warnings on False Speech

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Democratic Sen.Bob Menendez calls for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to apply warning labels to false or harmful speech on the social media platform.

  • Menendez sent a letter Monday asking Facebook to label content such as Twitter did last week with several of President Trump’s tweets
  • “The president’s response to this action —threatening to ‘punish Facebook, YouTube, or other platforms that interfered with his ability to communicate directly with his followers’ — should not discourage you from following in Twitter’s footsteps,” he wrote in a letter obtained by Bloomberg
  • NOTE: The senator from N.J. noted that many Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout today over the company’s position not to label the speech of politicians
  • Related: Facebook Worker Unrest Rises With Walkout, Criticism of CEO

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