Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company's handling of a fact-checking conflict involving the Live Action lifetime group was biased.
The embattled technical leader discussed the matter during a meeting Thursday with Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, a frequent critic of Big Tech, on a variety of topics, including privacy and allegations of anti-conservative discrimination.
"Zuckerberg admitted where" apparently there was bias "in @LiveAction @LilaGraceRose censorship. Said bias is" a matter we have struggled with for a long time. "" Tweeted Hawley, one of several senators who questioned The technology company's fact-checking systems in a letter to Zuckerberg last week.
Hawley also challenged Zuckerberg to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, which the company owns, leaving an independent third-party review on censorship. Zuckerberg declined from both counts.
Technologist Washington , DC, came when Facebook faced an antitrust probe led by the Attorney General's Office and a separate antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
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A video, entitled "The Pro-Life Reply to & # 39; Abortion Can Be Medically Necessary," "Neonologist Dr. Kendra Kolb. The second video, entitled "Abortion is NEVER medically necessary," contains a speech given by Rose. Live Action and Rose's Facebook page reach more than 3 million followers.
Facebook removed the strikes against Live Action last week while the fact-checking organization, known as Science Feedback, is conducting an internal review of what happened.
In response to Zuckerberg's new comments, Live Action President Lila Rose said he must apologize publicly.
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"Facebook also needs to remove the inaccurate fact check, send a message to our followers who were notified by Facebook fact checks that our posts were" false ", and fix the process so that it never happens again with us or anyone else, "Rose said in a tweet .
In a recent Washington Post-op, two of the doctors who fact-checked the Live Action Statement for Science Feedback defended their work, writing that "medical malpractice" harms patients and that Facebook's decision to remove the fact check is "dangerous."
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