October 29, 2019
I’m honestly not trying to play a game. I don’t even want Breitbart to be part of Facebook News. I simply asked if it was more important to get your way than to be default open to speech? The stakes are so high it just might be, but I believe it’s worth asking the question.
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) October 28, 2019
Mosseri, who has run Facebook-owned Instagram since October of last year, initially responded to a tweet from New York Times opinion writer Charlie Warzel, who shared an article he wrote analyzing Facebook’s inclusion of the far right news outlet in its news product unveiled on Friday. Breitbart, which was previously run by President Donald Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon, has been accused of defending white nationalists, both in various news articles and on Twitter. This is in part why Mosseri was defending Breitbart’s inclusion on Facebook News Tab.
Promoting the political outfit which championed the 'alt-right' *is* embracing a political ideology, Adam.
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) October 26, 2019
Choosing to promote Breitbart is not being politically neutral, it’s supporting an anti-news far-right ideology.
— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) October 26, 2019
They are a white nationalist propaganda outlet, not a news organization that should be on a news platform. You might as well partner with Alex Jones.
— Alex Mrugala (@alexmrug) October 26, 2019
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:57 am