SAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – In an MSNBC explanation by Ari Melber, Facebook came under fire for allegedly permitting the proliferation of feign news in the U.S. and elsewhere. The piece focused on what Melber says is the social media giant’s support for ‘authoritarian’ governments like that of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
In that piece, Melber used quotes from Maria Ressa, CEO of the Philippine online news source, Rappler.
Ressa, who has been desperately campaigning to “take back the Internet,” pronounced that:
Facebook needs to assuage its greed, purify up the poisonous waste, and be accountable for its role as the new gatekeeper to information.
Today, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally responded to both Melber and Ressa. His response was brief and sweet: “GO FACT YOURSELVES!”
End of story.