Key Words: Mark Zuckerberg admits he underestimated impact of fake news on Facebook

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg admitted he underestimated the impact of fake news on his social network during last year’s election, as another divisive Russian-backed ad buy came to light.

“After the election, I made a comment that I thought the idea misinformation on Facebook changed the outcome of the election was a crazy idea. Calling that crazy was dismissive and I regret it. This is too important an issue to be dismissive.”

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg made his comments in a Facebook post Wednesday in response to a tweet by President Donald Trump earlier in the day claiming that Facebook was “anti-Trump.

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