If you were even semi-conscious during the last two years, you’ll know that social media can wreak havoc on a functioning democracy.
In introducing the series, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director Katie Harbath admits flatly that there was “foreign interference that Facebook should have been quicker to identify to the rise of ‘fake news’ and echo chambers” in the 2016 election.
This sentiment slightly contradicts what Zuckerberg as been saying for a year.
Responding to Donald Trump claiming that Facebook was “anti-Trump,” Zuckerberg admitted last September that he shouldn’t have been so dismissive of these fake news claims.
Still, the Facebook founder maintained that Facebook’s role in the election was more positive than negative.
This aw-shucks blog series, apparently pegged to the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s election in the US, is only slightly more sceptical.