Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has criticised Twitter for fact-checking some tweets posted by the president of the United States, Donald Trump.
Twitter had tagged two of President Trump’s tweets about mail-in voting with fact-check links.
Forbes reports that Zuckerberg, however, berated Twitter, saying private companies “shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth.”
“Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” Zuckerberg said in an interview with Fox News.
“Private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in the position of doing that.”
Though Facebook takes down ads that discourage people from voting, Legit.ng gathers that a Facebook spokesperson said Trump’s tweets, which were also posted as Facebook statuses, did not violate its rules, which “focus on misrepresentations that would interfere with the vote.”