May 28, 2020 / 12:52 AM / a month ago

Facebook's Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the 'right reflex'

FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats against social media companies, said on Wednesday censoring a platform would not be the “right reflex” for a government worried about censorship.

“I’ll have to understand what they actually would intend to do, but in general I think a government choosing to censor a platform because they’re worried about censorship doesn’t exactly strike me as the right reflex there,” Zuckerberg said in an interview with Fox News Channel.

Fox played only a brief clip of the interview and said it would be aired in full on Thursday.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Eric Beech

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