Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the social media networks news algorithm Thursday after accusations that the company allowed fake news to tilt the election.
Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebookof which its a very small amount of the contentinfluenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea, Zuckerberg said at conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Zuckerberg added that Facebook exposed its more than 1 billion monthly users to various views across the political spectrum and dismissed criticism that the social network created a bubble of like-minded people. Facebook and Twitter had played a big role in how people received their news during the election cycle.
Zuckerberg said the initial research shows that a filter bubble wasnt created and the site offers a wide-range of perspectives.
Right now the problem isnt that diverse information isnt therebut we havent gotten people to engage with it in higher proportions, he said.
Zuckerberg said Facebook was still weighing newsworthiness as a higher part of the community guidelines. The comment comes after President-elect Donald Trumps posts calling for a Muslim ban technically violated the sites rules for hate speech, according to The Wall Street Journal.