Former Facebook Product Manager on ‘Ridiculous’ Fears Over Campaign Ads: ‘Political Ads Have Always Been Lies’

“Those who most dislike or distrust Facebook want to give it the most power and appoint Zuck to be the arbiter of truth somehow,” author and former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez tells TheWrap

Antonio Garcia Martinez believes the most damning claims against Facebook — as well as those against its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg — have been greatly exaggerated.

Russian trolls tipping the 2016 election for President Trump: Not exactly. The Cambridge Analytica data leak being an absolute catastrophe: That wasn’t really the case. Facebook’s refusal to fact-check political ads threatens to undermine democracy as we know it: No, that’s not what’s happening, either.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

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