Think Progress has this article about how Zuckerberg won’t really do anything about fake news, such as banning Holocaust deniers:
“I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened. I find that deeply offensive. 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,” Zuckerberg said. “I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong. It’s hard to impugn intent and to understand the intent.”
“I get things wrong when I speak publicly. I’m sure you do. I’m sure a lot of leaders and public figures we respect do too,” Zuckerberg continued. “I just don’t think that it is the right thing to say, ‘We’re going to take someone off the platform if they get things wrong, even multiple times.'”
Luke Barnes thinks that Zuckerberg is being “naive.” Barnes is caught up in the same trap or false thinking that Zuckerberg is engaging in. Essentially, “I can’t tell intent because I’m not in someone’s head or know what is in thier heart.”
No. This is BS. You can infer or conclude motivations and intent from words and actions.
And if Zuckerberg wanted to, he could do a Google search and find out what the intent of Holocaust deniers is. In case Zuckerberg wants to keep up this farce, I’ll say it for him. Holocaust deniers are trying to spread anti-Semitism.
And Zuckerberg doesn’t want to do anything about fake news and Holocaust deniers because he wants every bit of profit he can squeeze out of Facebook. Zuckerberg is not the first nor will he be the last businessman to do business with unsavory characters.
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