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Hundreds of Facebook employees call on Mark Zuckerberg to change the social network's controversial rules on political ads

18:50, Tuesday, 29 October, 2019
Hundreds of Facebook employees call on Mark Zuckerberg to change the social network's controversial rules on political ads

On Monday, The New York Times' Mike Isaac reported that more than 250 workers at the Silicon Valley social networking giant have signed an internal letter calling on the company's leadership to change course on its stance on political ads, which has become the latest political firestorm to engulf the company.

"Free speech and paid speech are not the same thing," the letter reads, according to a copy of it published by the NYT. "Misinformation affects us all. Our current policies on fact checking people in political office, or those running for office, are a threat to what FB stands for. We strongly object to this policy as it stands. It doesn't protect voices, but instead allows politicians to weaponize our platform by targeting people who believe that content posted by political figures is trustworthy."

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