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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg denies it is biased against Donald Trump

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Ramiro Mantilla | 01 Octubre, 2017, 01:56

ONE group of Facebook friends that Mark Zuckerberg recently decided were not worth hanging out with were its public shareholders, who expected to cross-examine him (via a lawyer) on September 26th in a Delaware court.

Zuckerberg rejected the notion, countering that Facebook is working to ensure "free and fair elections" with an online platform that does not favor one side over another.

Early morning Twitter tizzies have become a hallmark of Trump's presidency. "Liberals say we helped Trump", Mr Zuckerberg wrote. The same address also contained what's thought to be his first direct apology for dismissing the potential negative effects of fake news on Facebook as "pretty crazy" as part of a statement made in November 2016, with Mr. Zuckerberg saying he "regrets" making such a dismissive statement but adding that Facebook's efforts to encourage people to vote were far more influential than any possible misinformation campaign on its network organized by a foreign entity which some political actors claim to be Russia.

Facebook last week said that Russia-linked ads on the social network aimed at inflaming tensions around last year's US presidential election will be given to Congress.

The ads sought to sow discord among Americans on hot-button social issues.

Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were always anti-Trump hence, Fake News, @nytimes(apologized) & @WaPo were anti-Trump.

Trump used Facebook to rally support for his campaign but company executives including Zuckerberg have been sharp critics of the White House's policies, such as the decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, an immigration program that allows young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain here.

Whatever merits this argument has, it does not quite cover the Facebook case: the change was to be made after the firm had gone public. He sued Facebook and Mr Zuckerberg on behalf of two of the company's large investors for a breach of fiduciary duty.

Facebook said on Wednesday its efforts to fight fake news during Germany's national elections included taking down tens of thousands of fake profiles in the final month of the campaign. Trump has called reports of Russian election meddling a "hoax". This was a matter of contractual agreement under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange.

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