Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think the site had any impact on the presidential election.
“Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way — I think is a pretty crazy idea,” said Zuckerberg, during the Techonomy conference. “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.”
This is quite an odd statement. Facebook has been unable to effectively deal with fake news stories that pop up in its Trending section. And when you factor in a study that found there was more fake Facebook news about Clinton than Trump, well…
We also wonder what Facebook advertisers think when they hear Zuckerberg’s claim that Facbeook has no influence on what people think and do.