Facebook Employees Begged Zuckerberg To Stop Spreading Political Lies


A couple hundred Facebook employees have sent
an open letter to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, explaining to him how his company could very
easily fix the massive misinformation problem that they have. You see these 250 plus Facebook employees
are not happy with Zuckerberg. His decision to just let whoever wants to
buy an ad, buy an ad, say whatever the hell you want. Even if we know it’s fake and false, you give
us the money, you’re good to go. And for a lot of employees at Facebook, unlike
Zuckerberg, they still have a moral compass, right? They have a conscience and they know that
this is bad. And so they sent this open letter to him where
they spelled out very clearly what Zuckerberg could do to crack down on the misinformation
from the platform he created by stealing it from other people. Um, here is what they had to say. Don’t accept political ads unless they’re
subject to third party fact checks. That seems pretty obvious. Use visual design to more strongly differentiate
between political ads and organic non ad posts, which is also a problem. You have a lot of ads on Facebook that tried
to disguise themselves as regular posts. They want that cleared up so people understand
what they’re looking at. Restrict micro targeting for political ads,
including the use of custom audiences. Since micro-targeted hides ads from as much
public scrutiny that Facebook claims keeps politicians honest. Now that’s a big one. Believe it or not, because, yeah, Facebook
has been out there claiming Zuckerberg has been claiming that, no, no, no, no, no, no. See, we can let these things happen because
the audience is going to, you know they’re going to correct it and they’re gonna to set
everything straight, except when you micro targeted and you’re only targeting conservatives
instead of liberals or liberals instead of conservatives, then that one group is going
to have their own confirmation bias. See something that isn’t true, but they’ll
believe it because it fits into their beliefs. Employees want this stopped. And I agree with them on everything. Observed pre-election silence periods for
political ads to limit the impact and scale of misinformation. Brilliant. Limit ad spending per politician or candidate
with spending by them and they’re supporting political action committees combined. Love it. Make it more visually clear to users that
political ads aren’t fact checked. Awesome. Every one of these things that they have listed
in this letter is brilliant and Facebook responded by saying, we remain committed to not censoring
political speech and we’ll continue exploring additional steps we can take to bring increased
transparency to political ads. That’s what they did to the letter. That was their a central response to it to
just say screw it. We don’t care. We don’t care what we do. We don’t care if we’re poisoning the well
of public discourse. Give us the money cause that’s all Facebook’s
about folks. This isn’t some little happy, friendly social
media site where you go to, you check up on your friends and family you haven’t seen since
college and you tell them, Oh look at this picture of my dog. Isn’t it so great? No its some moneymaking operation that doesn’t
care if they misinform you. If they allow something to blatantly lie to
you and influence your political beliefs, as long as they get paid, they don’t care. Facebook is no different than any other corporation
on this planet. Your Exxons, your Pfizers, your JP Morgans. At the end of the day, they’re run by people
who are motivated by one thing and one thing only money.

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100 thoughts on “Facebook Employees Begged Zuckerberg To Stop Spreading Political Lies

  1. Trump is also paying him millions of dollars to spread FAKE NEWS. Zuckerberg you are no more than a trump ass licker. People stop using Facebook get back at him that way

  2. Zuckerberg is a repub ally! He probably supports trump! Dump your facebook account. They are using you to further their (zuckerbergs)political agenda.You dont need it! There are other apps if you really need one. Take your life back. Read 1984!

    I dont have a facebook account

  3. Zuckerberg is human garbage… Shame on him for allowing people to post LIES in ads on Facebook… Political ads on Facebook should be fact checked and held to the same standard as television ads… Zuckerburg is obviously a Republican so you know he has a bias..

  4. Those Facebook employees have moral values that Zuckerberg don't have.

    You only haveto listen to him in his public hearing in Congress to realize what kind of person he is.

  5. If congress wanted to, they could pass a law against this type of stuff. Don't tell me they can't. Cangress can darn near change or pass any law they wanted.

  6. I think Zuckerberg has the same mentality as trump, money, money money. They taste, think, dream, live the benjamins and the hell with everything and everyone else. Disgusting pigs.

  7. Mark Zuckerberg should stop exposing people's information and not let those jerks or assholes on Facebook anymore. Those racists comments are annoying.

  8. At the end of the day, that is capitalism… Old people wonder why young people hate capitalism? This is encompasses every facet of why.

  9. pull your account from the"Zuck", there are other social media app's . fuck the billionaires who are trying to direct your votes through misinformation!!!!. if you don't like the skewed messaging of a media outlet, you cut the cord, kill their cash flow. and let the people decide whats best for themselves, as it should be.

  10. Remember find old friends, make a joke send a video, dam any type of video, billionaire controlling and dividing the country, republicans and democrats billionaires playing games with AMERICAN'S everybody can have something (taxes)

  11. Zuckerburg is just a greedy little parasite who has contributed nothing good to society, because Facebook is a forum for spreading crap!

  12. i like how Maher described him as "looking like a failed first attempt at whittling a puppet" (or something along those lines)

  13. His staff should walk out en master – strike or quit. FB users can also protest – if closing an account is not an option, then how about signing a pledge to go dark until AFTER the elections are OVER? There are so many other alternatives to keep in touch. Really, what's the big deal about FB? It's nothing special. In fact, it's getting stale and going the way of the dinosaurs.

  14. Facebook, as well as others use you, to make them $$.. Think about it, if someone followed you around in real-life and documented everything you did, you'd have them arrested for stalking.. Faceboook is making $$ off of stalking you!

  15. And there you have it. But keep using Facebook and you will keep getting lies. Apparently when your privacy was being invaded it wasn't enough for you to stop using it? Can only wonder what will change that but by all means keep going. Dumb is fixable but stupid? Not so much.

  16. Greedy self centered bastards that only want your money and the ability to brain wash the stupid people who believe what FB promotes without a care about honesty or integrity.

  17. Until there's a viable competitor to Facebook that observes truth in advertising Zuck isn't going to change anything. Threaten his bottom line and only then will he cave.

  18. Zuckerberg wants the GOP and Trump to stay in power as both are systematically deregulating the country into a state of corporate governance. Trump and Trump's policies only benefit those with wealth or those with power.

  19. Greed is a sin. Zuck is already a billionaire. Instead of going the Bill Gates altruistic route he decides to take the road constantly travelled as a wealthy asshole.

  20. The very first time Facebook pissed me off I deleted my account immediately. That was 10 years ago. And I've never regretted it.

  21. This commentary is right on. What's sadder is the same can be said for almost every corporation. In fact, they have a legal fiduciary responsibility to maximize profits – not to be moral or to do good. Corporate law is by definition amoral, and it needs to change. But then we have the privately held companies (such as "Hobby Lobby", bakers, florists …) that are allowed to discriminate against anyone due to "sincerely held religious beliefs". It's a lose-lose situation.

  22. Corporate CEO have no morals , no love for country . Money is their sole priority. The have and still are selling their country down river for an extra couple of cents .

  23. He's gonna get FUCKED UP SO BAD WHEN I GET MY HANDS AROUND YOUR NECK YOUR GOING TO BOW TO YOUR NEW MASTER BEFORE BLACKING OUT AND WAKING UP TO YOUR NEVER ENDING WORSE POSSIBLE NIGHTMARE !!!,,,, πŸ’€πŸ—‘πŸ‘½πŸ’» Don't bother with Repentance Your Cursed for Eternity !!!,,,, πŸ‘‘

  24. Zuckerberg has been 100% complicit. He went to the dark side a long time ago. And nobody buys his rationale about political ads. Twitter banned them as of last week. Why can't Facebook???

  25. I ask again… Could one of these ads not lead to facebook being charged with slander? They are willingly and knowingly spreading false information in order to devalue, or defame another person.

  26. Zuckerberg took payment in Rubles for Russian political adds in the 2016 election.
    F’ you Zuckerberg, and F’ Facebook!

  27. Zuckerberg is as dumb as he us ugly. One of the dumbest CEO's in the world. I hope he dies shit poor and homeless.

  28. someone should buy political ads on facebook, and make them relentlessly pop up with slogans like:
    "Vote for Trump in 2020, I am the PEDOPHILE Mark Zuckerberg and I approve this message"
    Then, let's see how it goes

  29. I support spreading political lies about Bernie the Clown and Pocahontas Warren. And thing that Bucks Fernie I'm all for Baldie Farron πŸ™‚

  30. Yeah, everyone of those employees are probably going to be looking for work soon. I seriously doubt he will take it as constructive criticism but as a reason to fire.

  31. ironic i am playing a game of FB while listening to this. I just play games on their thats it. Zuckerberg is a mother sucker.

  32. I remember when all those right-wing jerkoffs, and far-right conspiracy nutters were ranting about how shit Facebook is and why would anyone be on it. Then they got booted off and whined about how they weren't allowed on it. Lol

  33. Back in the day when Michigan bell got to big government broke it up now Facebook is to big what are you going to do about that fix it

  34. At least employees are trying. I hope this isn't their only and last effort. I hope they keep his feet in the fire. Matter of fact strap that mf zuckerberg to a spit and keep him there till he does the right thing.

  35. Zuckerberg is a greedy billionaire just like guys like Trump so you can't be surprised by that unless you are a fucking moron

  36. We have a organization called Advertising Standards up here in Canada. I assume there must be something equivalent in the US. Ironically, they have a Facebook page.

  37. FACEBOOK IS PRODUCING DEEPFAKES AND FABRICATING EVIDENCE. THEY'RE TRYING TO HAVE ME ARRESTED ON FALSE CHARGES. DON'T BELIEVE THE PROPAGANDISTS. THEY ARE PROPAGANDISTS TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE PLANET AND CONTROL HUMANITY WITH TRANSHUMANIST TECHNOLOGIES TO ASSUME ABSOLUTIST DICTATORIAL CONTROL OVER MANKIND https://docs.google.com/document/d/19SdFQkPdb4lVtw42WxfbsLMMLUzjCb199V-ObcUchhA/edit?usp=sharing

    THEY ARE TORTURING ME AND RAPING ME. IF THEY CAN DO THIS TO ME, IMAGINE WHAT THEY'LL DO TO YOU! IMAGINE WHAT THEY'LL DO TO YOU IF YOU'RE ATTRACTIVE, RICH OR POSE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT. STOP THESE PEOPLE! SPREAD THE WORD!

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