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

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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