Facebook CEO butt heads with Twitter over Trump’s tweet censor

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about "News Tab" at the Paley Center, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in New York. The new feature in the Facebook mobile app will display headlines — and nothing else — from the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, Business Insider, NBC, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times, among others.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg condemned Twitter on Wednesday for adding fact-check tabs under U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets regarding @POTUS’s assertions that mail-voting increases voter fraud on Wednesday.

During an interview with Fox News Channel, Zuckerberg said he believes social media platforms should avoid policing content as they “shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth.”

Fox News host, Dana Perino, is quoted by the media to have been told by Zuckerberg that Facebook refuses to intervene unless the posts pose a threat of imminent harm.   

According to foreign media, Facebook uses third-party fact-checkers, and claims under their website policies that “posts and ads from politicians are generally not subjected to fact-checking.” 

Zuckerberg’s comment was a direct hit towards Twitter as they recently added disclaimers to Trump’s tweets, which led to Trump lashing out and reiterating his belief that social media platforms are trying to silence conservative voices. 

Regarding Twitter’s actions, Trump accused the platform of “interfering with the 2020 election,” and “stifling free speech.”