Source: Business Insider
Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg over misinformation on the platform and privacy concerns. “I’ve never been a big Zuckerberg fan. I think he’s a real problem,” Biden said in an interview with The New York Times editorial board published Friday. Biden called for the repeal of internet laws that shield Facebook and other platforms from being held accountable for the content of users’ posts. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When asked about his thoughts on Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, former Vice President Joe Biden didn’t pull any punches. “I’ve never been a fan of Facebook,” Biden told The New York Times editorial board in an interview published Friday. “I’ve never been a big Zuckerberg fan. I think he’s a real problem. … He knows better.” Biden slammed Facebook for “propagating falsehoods they know to be false,” referencing the platform’s policy that allows politicians to make false statements in advertisements. Biden himself is the subject of a Facebook ad run by the Trump campaign that made the debunked claim that “Joe Biden promised Ukraine $1 billion dollars if they fired the prosecutor investigating his son’s company.” Biden also called for the repeal of a foundational law of the internet that currently shields Facebook and other sites from being held liable for people’s posts.