Zuckerberg's Defense of Free Speech Criticized by Politicians, Advocates

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg drew fresh ire from Democratic presidential candidates, free speech experts and civil rights advocates, who argued his speech in Washington failed to acknowledge the problems the tech giant’s practices create. The swift, broad nature of the criticism — including from the daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — largely centered on Zuckerberg’s acknowledgment of the dangers of disinformation and the potential for an “erosion of truth” online, even as he defended Facebook’s rules that allow politicians, including President Trump, to lie in their election ads.