Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg Testified In Front of the House Financial Services Committee

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent much of his Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

The social media guru testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee for more than six hours.

The hearing quickly turned into a heated debate on political ads and fact-checking policy.

Facebook just released its new political advertising policy, saying the social media giant does not fact-check any political ads, instead relying on third party fact-checkers.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other democrats asked Zuckerberg many questions about whether Facebook would take down posts with lies or not.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Dortez/(d) New York: “So you won’t take down lies or you will take down lies? I think it’s a pretty simple yes or no. I’m not talking about spin, I’m talking about actual disinformation.”

Mark Zuckerberg/CEO, Facebook: “Congresswoman, in most cases, I believe that people should be able to see for themselves what politicians that they may or may not vote for for are saying for themselves.”

 Zuckerberg was also questioned about the time it took to take down a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that slows down her speech making it seem she is slurring her words.  

The CEO admitted Facebook took too long to respond and that they are working to improve future response times.

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