I'm surprised but pleased to see that Facebook is resisting pressure from Joe Biden to "fact-check" political statements.

We live in a democracy, where the elected officials decide the rules around campaigns. Two weeks ago the President of the United States issued an executive order directing Federal agencies to prevent social media sites from engaging in activities like fact-checking political statements. This week, the Democratic candidate for President started a petition calling on us to do the exact opposite. Just as they have done with broadcast networks -- where the US government prohibits rejecting politicians' campaign ads -- the people's elected representatives should set the rules, and we will follow them. There is an election coming in November and we will protect political speech, even when we strongly disagree with it.

0 TrackBacks

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Facebook Won't "Fact-Check" Political Statements.

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://www.mwilliams.info/mt5/tb-confess.cgi/9135

Comments

Supporters

Email blogmasterofnoneATgmailDOTcom for text link and key word rates.

Site Info

Support