Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t ban Holocaust deniers or conspiracy theorists like Infowars because doing so would go against Facebook’s principle of “giving people a voice.”

In a wide-ranging interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher published on Wednesday, the 34-year-old CEO discussed Facebook’s approach to tackling hoaxes and misinformation, and defended his company’s decision not to delete hoax peddlers’ posts or ban them outright.

“I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened … I find that deeply offensive,” Zuckerberg said. “But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.”

via Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t ban Holocaust deniers because it wants to give people ‘a voice’ (FB) – AOL Finance

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t ban Holocaust deniers because it wants to give people ‘a voice’ (FB) – AOL Finance

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