I have an issue with Mark Zuckerberg’s testifying before Congress.
However, I think this is unnecessary. Facebook is a privately owned website on the public internet. It is open to anyone who agrees to its terms. The terms are given to you, and if you do not care enough to read the fine print then it is not Facebook’s fault that you are upset. You were not tricked. In addition, it is publically known that Facebook uses your information to run certain ads to you. It is no coincidence that you can peruse a website for clothes and then ads pop up on your timeline. You agreed to this, and your laziness is not an excuse for a national outcry. In addition, if there is anything that you post that is so dramatic and private, it should not be posted online anyway.
I also think that Facebook is a platform for one’s opinion. While “fake news” should be monitored to an extent, this should not cross the line between what one believes, and what just simply is not true. With this, I do not think it is Facebook’s responsibility to have to monitor what people are saying. Not only does that completely tie in with the what the above argued against, but Facebook is a platform. It was designed to make money while also connecting people, not to be an outlet of news. It should be the government’s responsibility to correct the wrong. That’s what the public does with Wikipedia! Why should we expect more from a website we are not even considered a credible source than with the internet as a whole. Maybe then, too, Facebook will finally become a sensible place for arguments.