Category: Politics News

Zuckerberg defends Facebook's approach to free speech, draws line on China

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media company’s light regulation of speech and lack of fact checking on political advertising, while citing China’s censorship as a roadblock to operating in the country. Facebook has been under fire in recent years for its lax approach to […]

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Facebook's Zuckerberg hits pause on China, defends political ads policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media company’s political advertising policies and said it was unable to overcome China’s strict censorship, attempting to position his company as a defender of free speech. “I wanted our services in China because I believe in connecting the whole world, […]

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Key U.S. diplomat underscores role of Trump lawyer Giuliani in Ukraine scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump directed U.S. officials involved in Ukraine policy to work directly with his private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union said on Thursday in prepared testimony to an impeachment inquiry against Trump. The envoy, Gordon Sondland, will make the remarks to House of Representatives lawmakers pursuing […]

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U.S. ambassador to tell House impeachment panel 'wrong' to seek foreign influence in election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to the European Union plans to tell the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine that asking a foreign country to act to influence a U.S. election “would be wrong.” According to prepared testimony, Ambassador Gordon Sondland will also tell three Democratic-led House committees […]

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