Mark Zuckerberg needs to shut down Facebook’s political ads

By now, most of the internet has seen the exchange that lay bare the indefensibility of Facebook’s political advertising policy when CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress on Oct. 23.

Things got particularly heated when Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is fast becoming Congress’ most incisive interrogator, questioned Zuckerberg, who struggled to defend the company’s decision allowing politicians to publish false information through Facebook advertising.

In a critical moment, Ocasio-Cortez asked Zuckerberg whether a politician could pay to spread disinformation on Facebook by falsely claiming that election day has moved.

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