WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at social media giant Facebook on Wednesday – accusing the founder of Mark Zuckerberg of sneaking into the White House after refusing a police political speech on his platform.
“Facebook, it’s all about making money. Their business model is to make money at the expense of facts and facts, ”Pelosi said Thursday, accusing Facebook of trying to” hide under the freedom of speech. “
The comments came amid intense political debate over Twitter’s unprecedented decision to annotate President Trump’s two tweets over the mail-in ballot – angering the White House, which is preparing an executive order on social media bias on Thursday.
In an MSNBC interview on Thursday, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg criticized Twitter – saying that he does not think social media networks should verify political speech, and that he will not take similar actions on his platform.
“I don’t think Facebook or web sites should be the arbiters of truth in general,” Zuckerberg told “Squawkbox” host Andrew Ross Sorkin.
“Political speech is one of the most important parts of a democracy and people can see what politicians are saying,” he continued.
“All they want is not to pay taxes,” Pelosi shrugged. “And they don’t want to be regulated, so they are wandering into the White House. You see what Facebook’s Zuckerberg is saying today about all of this. He’s just kidding. “
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday to amend a law that protects Twitter, Facebook and Google from liability for posting on their websites, according to a Reuters report.
This directive will revoke those terms and expose technology companies to lawsuits.
The president’s supporters intimidated Twitter boss Jack Dorsey after the website added fact-check warnings to its tweets on Tuesday.
Dorsey defended his decision after Zuckerberg’s criticism, saying the company “consistently points to false or controversial information about elections worldwide.”
“This does not make us the arbiter of truth. Dorsey tweeted.
“Our goal is to connect the points of conflicting statements and make the information clear to the people themselves. High transparency from us is important, so everyone can see the reason behind our actions.”
But Pelosi accused Twitter of being “very selective” in Trump’s verification – referring to the president’s dubious claims that MSNBC anchor and former Florida congressman Joe Scarborough somehow got involved in the death of a coach in his office 20 years ago.
Dorsey ignored the insensitive letter From the woman’s widow He was asked to remove Trump’s tweets promoting conspiracy theory.