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Facebook’s plan: Make nice, but don’t give in | Axios

By Scott Rosenberg and Kyle Daly
July 16, 2020

Facebook last week took steadily intensifying heat from fleeing advertisers and boycott leaders and received a big thumbs-down from its own civil-rights auditors. Its response, essentially: We hear you, but we’ll carry on.

The big picture: Early on in Facebook’s rise, CEO Mark Zuckerberg learned to handle external challenges by offering limited concessions and soothing words, then charging forward without making fundamental changes.

Driving the news: Friday Bloomberg reported Facebook was weighing a temporary blackout on political ads right before the November election. That could give the social network a jump on reining in misinformation — but would hardly satisfy critics who have focused on Facebook’s failure to curb hate speech or to moderate President Trump’s violence-threatening tweets.

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Source: Facebook’s plan: Make nice, but don’t give in – Axios

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