Mark Zuckerberg is being criticized by the scientists he funds as he refuses to moderate Trump’s ‘incendiary statements’ on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan co-own the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an investment company with the stated goal being to "advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy."
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan co-own the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, an investment company with the stated goal being to “advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy.”

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  • Dozens of scientists who receive funding through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) say that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s policies on content moderation are detrimental to the Initiative’s mission statement.

  • Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan cofounded the CZI in late 2015 — an investment firm with a philanthropic mission: “To find new ways to leverage technology, community-driven solutions, and collaboration to accelerate progress in Science, Education, and within our Justice & Opportunity work.” 

  • “The spread of deliberate misinformation and divisive language is directly antithetical to this goal and we are therefore deeply concerned at the stance Facebook has taken,” a letter signed by over 140 CZI-funded scientists says

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