Questions about how Facebook Inc. regulates speech are nothing new for Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. The presidential campaigns of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren have called on Facebook to remove ads placed by President Trump’s campaign. Facebook has declined to do so, raising the larger question of whether social media political ads should be regulated. Zuckerberg said on Thursday that he’s considered getting rid of political ads altogether, but banning them would favor incumbents. Facebook has been hesitant to remove misinformation because of concerns, especially on the conservative side, about showing political bias.
Source: Los Angeles Times October 17, 2019 19:52 UTC