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Zuckerberg’s Game Changing Admission In Front Of Congress Could Cost Him Billions

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The Congress really hammered Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.

Zuckerberg seemed to agree that the company could be seen as a publisher, not just a platform. Republican Senator John Cornyn from Texas questioned, “We’ve been told that platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like are neutral platforms, and the people who own and run them for profit … bore no responsibility for the content. Do you agree now that Facebook and other social media platforms are not neutral platforms but bear some responsibility for the content?”

Zuckerberg answered the question by saying, “I agree that we’re responsible for the content.”

It looks like the social media mogul might have just opened the floodgates to some serious legal issues

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In general, platforms are not held legally responsible when it comes to any content that is posted on them. This means that liability issues from copyright violation issues, all the way to slander, are not big issues for social media websites, as long as they operate as ‘platforms’ not ‘publishers’.

If the same exact thing was true for Facebook, you can be sure that the corporation would be on the hook for hundreds of billions, if not trillions of dollars when it comes to legal liability.

Facebook could be paying the ultimate price because of Zuckerberg’s mistakes.

During his testimony today, Zuckerberg stated that his company made an “enforcement error” when it came to censoring popular conservative commentators Diamond and Silk.

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