"Even though it's the same category of a coronavirus," Fauci said, "it spreads too efficiently."
The crowd was protesting Facebook's refusal to remove political advertisements that share disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.
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The star of Borat took aim at the Facebook CEO and founder while presenting the film Jojo Rabbit at the Sunday award ceremony.
Cohen claimed during a speech that Facebook's political ad policy would have allowed Adolf Hitler to post 30-second ads on his solution to the "Jewish problem."
The Massachusetts senator claimed Facebook was trying to charm Republican lawmakers as it faced four government antitrust investigations.
Warren has called for the breakup of Big Tech like Facebook; founder Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to "go to the mat" and fight if she's elected.
Bill Maher ridiculed Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for creating a "stupider" culture of people who no longer read, but defended the social media network's decision not to fact-check political advertisements.
"Every square inch of that is a lie and it's under your logo," screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said in an open letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "That's not defending free speech, Mark."
"It just shows you that only is Facebook not enforcing any kind of truth in advertising, there's no tools for people to get it to the fact-checkers—that I can see—and people believe it," the man behind the fake 90-second ad told Newsweek.
The 35-year-old tech mogul said his stance was two-fold: It's important to give people a voice and the revenue from political ads was too small to justify the controversy surrounding the matter.
The hearing will be available to watch on several broadcast platforms—including YouTube, C-Span3 and the House Financial Services Committee website at 10 a.m. ET.
The freshman congresswoman criticized the Facebook CEO at a rally on Saturday in which she endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president.
While the social media platform may have flaws concerning privacy, election security and disinformation, the 35-year-old tech mogul said the grievances users have with Facebook can continue to be ironed out by the company and by government regulators.
As people are calling on Facebook to do more to stop the spread of misinformation ahead of the 2020 election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his refusal to "police" the company's broad interpretation of political speech.
The presidential hopeful's latest attack came after Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook's decision to not remove misleading political adverts from the site.
In a series of tweets, Senator Elizabeth Warren called Facebook "unprepared" for the 2020 election.
"I certainly worry about an erosion of truth," the Facebook co-founder and CEO admitted.
The trend made a resurgence after reports that Mark Zuckerberg held secret meetings with conservative influencers surfaced.
"What would really 'suck' is if we don't fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy," the 2020 hopeful said.
"What would really 'suck' is if we don't fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices," Warren hit back.
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"The problem is trust. No-one has any in Facebook right now," social media expert Matt Navarra told Newsweek.
"I'm not a shill for Twitter, I enjoy the fact the president is on Twitter and he follows me," Rivera said.
"We've fixed the underlying issue and are notifying people whose contacts were imported," Facebook said in a statement.
"Evidently, in Palo Alto there's a rule or regulation that you can have six livestock on any lot of land, so he had six goats at the time," Jack Dorsey said.