Tech companies should not sensor Politicians – Mark Zuckerberg

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US’s Democratic party presidential candidate Kamala Harris recently called on Twitter to suspend president Donald Trump’s Twitter account a request which Twitter denied and Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is in agreement with Twitter’s decision.

Zuckerberg doesn’t believe Twitter should drop Trump’s account; “My belief is that in a democracy I don’t think that we want private companies censoring politicians in the news,” Zuckerberg said in an interview with Fox News’ Dana Perino, set to air today.

He believes it should be the people’s decision who they want to vote for and what they want to believe, taking away a person’s voice especially a politician doesn’t feel like democracy anymore.

“I generally believe that as a principle, people should decide what is credible, what they want to believe and who they want to vote for, and I don’t think that that should be something that we want tech companies, or any kind of other company [to] do,” he said during the interview.

Another Democratic president candidate, Elizabeth Warren recently took a swing at the social media giant, condemning it for its role in spreading disinformation about other candidates and Zuckerberg has this to say;

“Look, I just think that in a democracy, it’s important for people to see for themselves what politicians are saying,” Zuckerberg told Perino. “And political speech is one of the most scrutinized speech that is out there, so that’s already happening. And our position on this is not an outlier.”

This article was adapted from a report by CNN Business’ Rob McLean.