In an interview with CBS News, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that he had spoken with the US President Donald Trump and confronted him about his use of what Zuckerberg says is “problematic” rhetoric.
“I have had certain discussions with him in the past and where I've told him that I thought some of the rhetoric was problematic,” said Zuckerberg.
“If I did talk to him, you know, be clear about how – just the importance of making sure that people have confidence in the election.”
“I certainly think that anyone who's saying that the election is going to be fraudulent, I think that's problematic. And I think additional context needs to be added to that.”
The Big Tech CEO also added that new updates would be released considering the fact that the presidential elections are now nearing.
Zuckerberg had also recently written a lengthy post on Facebook, explaining the company's approach and what it's doing with regard to the upcoming election. Here are a select few excerpts from the post:
“This election is not going to be business as usual. We all have a responsibility to protect our democracy. That means helping people register and vote, clearing up confusion about how this election will work, and taking steps to reduce the chances of violence and unrest.”
“Facebook is already running the largest voting information campaign in American history — with a goal of helping 4 million people to register and then vote. In just three days, we already drove almost 24 million clicks to voter registration websites. Priscilla and I have also personally donated $300 million to non-partisan organizations supporting states and local counties in strengthening our voting infrastructure.”
The Facebook CEO had also written about the new guidelines and rules that will govern the content surrounding the elections. Facebook will have a veto over what people are allowed to say, and “the rules will definitely apply to the president. Once this policy goes into place…it will apply to everyone equally,” Zuckerberg said.