Zuckerberg Says No ‘Shadow Banning’ on Facebook but Admits ‘Mistakes’
- Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook does not have a “shadow ban” policy.
- Meta CEO commented on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.
- He said “shadow ban” was a slang term but admitted making “millions of mistakes”.
Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook does not have a “shadow ban” policy, but acknowledged that mistakes do happen.
in a three hour interview On the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the Meta CEO talks from the Metaverse to his thoughts on the credibility of the FBI, calling it a “legitimate institution.”
Rogan then asked Zuckerberg to explain whether “shadow bans” occurred on social media platforms such as Facebook.He replied: “There is no ‘shadow ban’ policy, so I think it’s a slang term. But that might be referring to some downgrades [of posts] what we’re talking about. “
Zuckerberg was referring to posts that were flagged as false, misleading or in the category of harmful content. These include foreign interference in politics, terrorism, child pornography and flagrant intellectual property violations.
Zuckerberg said that if a post was “flagged as false by fact-checkers, it would show up less.” “But if there is some history in the page, then there may be some kind of broader policy that applies.”
He continued: “Unfortunately, there are a lot of mistakes, part of the problem is that there are 3.5 billion people using these services, and if we make mistakes 0.1% of the time, there are still millions of mistakes… .It sucks.”
He also blamed “some bug in the system, or some system not working as expected” for the banned post. “It’s a real issue, but not an ideological one.”
Zuckerberg said some posts failed to reach a broad audience simply because they weren’t great.
“Empowering people is ingrained in the ethos of the company,” he said. “Whenever we screw things up – and we often do – we pay for it and people don’t like the things we do and we have to send them back.”
Zuckerberg, worth $58.billion According to Forbescreated Facebook in 2004 while studying at Harvard to help other students match the names and photos of classmates.
The company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012 and changed its name to Meta last year. It also owns Instagram and WhatsApp.