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Zuckerberg criticizes Trump coronavirus response as Facebook struggles to contain its own misinformation virus

Zuckerberg criticizes Trump coronavirus response as Facebook struggles to contain its own misinformation virus

No more Mr. Nice Zuck.

During a Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Mark Zuckerberg did not mince words when he criticized the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus. That’s a departure from Facebook’s usually kowtowing relationship with the president — and Facebook’s own struggles to contain and meaningfully address the spread of COVID-19 misinformation on its platforms.

Zuckerberg opened the Q&A with a statement that diverged from the Trump administration’s  downplaying of the coronavirus and praising of the country’s response. Namely, he started by acknowledging that things are bad here. Read more…

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