Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has just exposed not only his hypocrisy but also unwittingly, that the moral code of the nation is something that is set by a small group of Execs in a Californian office. Most people suspected that morality was a false construct levelled at us by advertisers, but to have it admitted openly has come as a shock to many.
During an interview that was meant to clarify his “manifesto”, it seems that Zuckerberg can’t quite control his urge to control
As reported in the Daily Caller:
“We have come to this realization that a bunch of people sitting in a room in California is not going to be the best way to reflect all the local values that people have around the world,” Zuckerberg said in the interview. “So we need to evolve the systems for collective decision making.”
The words sound almost human, but he goes on to say:
Zuckerberg said there will always be situations where limits should be imposed.
“How do you determine where those lines are? Those lines are being drawn by a bunch of people in California also, right?” Safian questioned.
“This stuff is never perfect, but I think right now there is a lot of opportunity to improve a lot of people’s experience by creating more of a range,” Zuckerberg replied, adding that child pornography, for example, will never be permitted, but a broader sense of what’s reasonable to share will be embraced.
So business as usual then? Facebook will continue to be the arbiters of moral justice, shutting down conservatives whilst allowing Jihadis to post freely.