Nancy Pelosi accuses Mark Zuckerberg of ‘pandering to the White House'
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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed into social media giant Facebook on Wednesday — accusing founder Mark Zuckerberg of ‘pandering to the White House’ after he refused to police political speech on his platform.
“Facebook, all of them, they’re all about making money. Their business model is to make money at the expense of the truth and the facts,” Pelosi said Thursday, accusing Facebook of trying to “hide under the freedom of speech.”
The comments come amid an intense political debate sparked when Twitter decided to take the unprecedented step of annotating two of President Trump’s tweets about mail-in ballots — infuriating the White House which is preparing an executive order on social media bias sometime Thursday.
In an MSNBC interview on Thursday, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg criticized Twitter — saying he did not think social media networks should be fact-checking political speech and saying he would not be enacting similar measures on his platform.
“I don’t think that Facebook or internet platforms in general should be arbiters of truth,” Zuckerberg told “Squawk Box” host Andrew Ross Sorkin.
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