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Regret dismissing fake news' influence: Zuckerberg after Trump attacks FB

Trump called Facebook 'anti-Trump', accusing it and the New York Times for conspiring against him

ANI  |  Washington 

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Sanjay K Sharma

CEO has responded to United States President after he claimed that "was always "

"Trump says is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump," Zuckerberg said in a statement posted on Facebook.

"Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don't like. That's what running a platform for all ideas looks like," he added.

Zuckerberg added that he regrets his earlier comments dismissing the idea that "on Facebook" shaped the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

"After the election, I made a comment that I thought the idea misinformation on Facebook changed the outcome of the election was a crazy idea. Calling that crazy was dismissive and I regret it," he said.

His comments, made at a conference in November, have echoed since as controversy has grown over Facebook's massive influence.

The CNN had earlier reported that Facebook ads bought by Russians during the campaign referenced Black Lives Matter and was specifically targetted to reach audiences in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore.

Earlier, Trump called Facebook 'anti-Trump', accusing it and the New York Times for conspiring against him.

Terming the two anti-Trump, he said they have been doing against his administration.

"Facebook was always The Networks were always hence,Fake News, @nytimes(apologized) & @WaPo were anti-Trump. Collusion? (sic)" Trump tweeted.




First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 09:09 IST