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Facebook shouldn't be political speech police

Byron York, Washington Examiner

"We don't fact-check political ads," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a recent speech. Facebook chooses not to play the role of speech police, at least as far as political ads are concerned. "As a principle, in a democracy, I believe people should decide what is credible, not tech companies," Zuckerberg said. It's an understatement to say Facebook has problems. It has abused its users' privacy. There are legitimate complaints about its bias. It has a frightening power over the world of journalism. It could face government antitrust action. The ad policy Zuckerberg outlined — if it is followed — would be the right thing to do.

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