I’ve written about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg more times today than I typically would like to in a week, but I find his current predicament with the left fascinating.
Just to recap, Zuckerberg is currently fending off Democrats who are apparently tired of trying to nail down Trump with unprovable crimes and are now trying to punish the people they believe are at fault for his victory. For Zuck, it’s the fact that Facebook allowed political ads on his platform that Democrats didn’t like.
While a lot of the political ads, memes, or commentary that passes through Facebook is likely misinformed or inaccurate — there’s bound to be one or two whopping lies or misleading statements in any “Now This” post — the fact is that Facebook is a platform, not a publisher. Zuck and his social media goliath can’t be held responsible for the things users of his platform post thanks to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.