Bill Maher

Facebook's dirty dance with Russians demands regulation

Facebook's dirty dance with Russians demands regulation

For decades, I have argued against any media regulation that might infringe on free expression and First Amendment guarantees.

But what we are learning about Facebook’s dirty dance with the Russians during the 2016 election has me doing a 180-degree turn when it comes to the internet and social media platforms from which tens of millions of Americans now get their news and political analysis.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the other tech wunderkinds and wizards of Silicon Valley were given all the regulation-free rope in the world as they promised a new kind of media environment that was neutral, open, global and free. But Zuckerberg, at least, hung himself with it...

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