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In an interview with Recode Wednesday, Facebook boss and Guy Who Would Definitely Tell on You for Putting Coke in a Free Water Cup at Taco Bell Mark Zuckerberg said he didn't "believe" the social networking site should remove Holocaust denial bullshit because perpetrators weren't necessarily intentionally denying the Holocaust which, um, what the fuck? But anyway, here's the exchange:
Zuckerberg: I'm Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened.
Recode: Yes, there's a lot.
I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don't believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they're intentionally getting it wrong, but I think-
In the case of the Holocaust deniers, they might be, but go ahead.
It's hard to impugn intent and to understand the intent. I just think, as abhorrent as some of those examples are, I think the reality is also that I get things wrong when I speak publicly. I'm sure you do...
Rightfully, this pissed a lot of people off. Thursday, either because he was actually apologetic or because he wanted to attempt to protect his public image, Zuckerberg issued what he likely feels is a clarification. In an email to Recode's Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg said he "enjoyed" the interview but had "one thing" he wanted to clear up. "I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didn't intend to defend the intent of people who deny that," he said. "Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue—but to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services."
Blah blah blah. This dude is probably going to run for POTUS soon under the Clinton-esque guise of faux liberal ideas, but don't fall for it. He's basically a Trump.