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Facebook Employees Stand Against Mark Zuckerberg on Fake News and US Elections

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An ?unofficial task force? was reportedly formed by Facebook employees against CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This has something to do with the role that the platform has played during the US elections.

According to reports, Zuckerberg shrugs off the notion that Facebook?s fake news problem affected the election. He said, ?Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, of which it?s a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea.?

Apparently, the founder of Facebook disapproves the notion that Facebook had something to do with the country swinging in Donald Trump?s favor.

But some of his employees do not agree with Zuckerberg. Some Facebook employees are brave enough to oppose their boss? stand that the News Feed influencing the elections in any way is a ?pretty crazy idea.?

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An unnamed employee reportedly countered saying ?What?s crazy is for him to come out and dismiss it like that.? The Facebook employees who are against Zuckerberg?s claims are now meeting covertly and plan to give recommendations to those in higher position.

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Zuckerberg maintained that the problem his company needs to tackle is not false information. It appears that he believes Facebook could not have influenced the outcome of the election.

Latest reports claim that both Facebook and Google are taking some action as far as fake news is concerned. Facebook clarified its policy against showing ads in ?misleading or illegal content? to also refer to ?fake news sites.?

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Google, on the other hand, warned that it will not tolerate fake news sites in using its AdSense service.

What do you think about the notion that fake news affected the 2016 US Election results? Do you think Facebook has something to do with it? Share us what you think at the comment section below.

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