Mark Zuckerberg: People should make their own judgments on political ads

With an image of himself on a screen in the background Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill

Facebook's latest figures show that the Tories spent more than £421,000 on Facebook ads over the past month, with £35,654 spent in the past week alone.

President Trump's re-election campaign has reportedly spent as much as $1 million on Facebook ads in the midst of the House impeachment inquiry into his Ukraine dealings.

The most awkward man in tech for some reason recently made a decision to sit for an interview with CBS's morning news co-host Gayle King to discuss, along with his wife Priscilla Chan, the duo's Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

Requested referring to the letter in the direction of the CBS interview, Zuckerberg acknowledged "right here is clearly a extremely advanced arena". "I also want to respect that it was a private dinner and. private discussion", Zuckerberg said.

The dinner in question, which NBC News reported took place at the White House this past October, importantly came around the time Facebook announced it would allow politicians to pay to promote lies about their opponents on its platform. "And some of the topics that you'd read about in the news around, around our work", Zuckerberg said.

Q: What was the nature of your meeting with Trump?

"I mean, I don't speak that that's - that - I feel one of the most most stuff that folk focus on about or speak will get discussed and these discussions are no longer if truth be told how that works", Zuckerberg acknowledged.

The White Home setting up obtained below amidst Zuckerberg's indicating on Capitol Hill in relation to the system's brand-new cryptocurrency, Libra, and also as Fb challenged anti-trust examinations over its prominence of the social-media market.

"We're at another crossroads", Zuckerberg said in his speech.

Asked if Trump lobbied him, Zuckerberg said: "No". "I don't think a private company should censor politicians or news". Elizabeth Warren said.What Trump and Zuckerberg spoke about at the dinner remains unknown.

Chan added that "when Mark and I talk about these issues together, I also have the lens to be an educator and pediatrician who has worked deeply with families and individuals in all types of communities, and when I zoom out I see also that these are social problems".

Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan appeared on "CBS This Morning" in an interview with Gayle King in the offices of The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

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