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— William Wilberforce

Mark Zuckerberg on Censoring “Misinformation” That Turned Out to Be True

Misinformation has been a really tricky one because there are things that are kind of obviously false, that are maybe factual. But may not be harmful. So are you going to censor someone for just being wrong if there’s no kind of harm implication of what they’re doing? There’s a bunch of real issues and challenges there.

But then, there are other places where it is… Just take some of the stuff around COVID earlier in the pandemic where there were real health implications, but there hadn’t been time to fully vet a bunch of the scientific assumptions.

Unfortunately, I think a lot of the kind of establishment on that kind of waffled on a bunch of facts and asked for a bunch of things to be censored that, in retrospect, ended up being more debatable or true. That stuff is really tough, right? It really undermines trust.

— Mark Zuckerberg, c0-founder of Facebook and CEO of Meta

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Lex Fridman Podcast Clips. Mark Zuckerberg on censorship by government. June 13, 2023.

4 Responses

  1. In America, we have the First Amendment: that people are allowed to voice their input without fear of punishment. Online censorship undermines the American political system

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