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Published On: Tue, Jan 22nd, 2019

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on the Internet: ‘We don’t want one that’s out of control where anything goes’

Facebook has made headlines for their consistent censorship and manipulation of voices they don’t agree, yet trying to promote freedom of speech on their platform. Now, their COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the annual DLD Conference in Munich, Germany shocking many with regards to “rules for the Internet.”

Public domain image/Piotr VaGla Waglowski, http://www.vagla.pl

Sandberg said that “the rules for the internet and the boundaries are going to be re-written,” noting that Facebook is working to change with those rules.

“What kind of internet do we want? We don’t want one that’s out of control where anything goes.”

As she talked about feedback Facebook had received from users, she clarified the “anything goes” part.

“They want an internet where people can speak up without spreading hate.”

Sandberg’s speech focused on security, data and privacy, but never clarified this “spreading hate” term.

“Cracking down on fake accounts and misinformation” was the third resolution for improving Facebook Sandberg offered to the audience.

She assured the audience that the platform was blocking at least one million fake accounts every day.

When it came to fake news, Sandberg said, “We’re working with fact checkers around the world to reduce the distribution of fake news, and show related articles so that people can see the other side of the story for themselves.”

“In situations where fake news might lead to real world violence, we’re taking it down entirely,” Sandberg continued.

Meanwhile Facebook won’t take down videos from Antifa group SmashRacism DC where protesters drive Senator Ted Cruz out of a restaurant.

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