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Facebook Exec Says Company Is Not The World's "Truth Police"

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

3:28 PM - 7 Nov 2019



A Facebook executive has told the International Grand Committee on fake news that it cannot be the "truth police" for the world.

Monika Bickert, the social media company's head of global policy management, was appearing before the committee in Dublin this afternoon.

Although Twitter and Google representatives were also in attendance, Facebook was the company most heavily questioned.

Politicians wanted to know why the company allows ads from politicians to run without fact-checking routines that are applied to other ads.

Facebook says it doesn't fact check political advertising.

Head of Global Policy Management with Facebook Monika Bickert said it's not their job:

"To be clear, we're not the truth police for the world.

We do not remove content simply for being false, outside of a couple of small areas.

Like if there is an immediate threat to safety, and a safety partner has confirmed for us that there is an imminent risk of harm, or if somebody misrepresents voting times, locations and processes."



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