Clinton: Facebook's Zuckerberg has authoritarian views

'It's Trumpian,' Clinton said of Zuckerberg's reasoning

Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg "authoritarian" and "Trumpian" when discussing how the social media platform polices itself.

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Clinton referenced a slowed-down video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that made her appear to slur her words in an interview with The Atlantic published on Saturday.

Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill in October 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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"Google took it off YouTube … so I contacted Facebook," Clinton said. "I said, 'Why are you guys keeping this up? This is blatantly false. Your competitors have taken it down. And their response was, 'We think our users can make up their own minds.'"

"It's Trumpian," Clinton said of Zuckerberg's reasoning. "It's authoritarian."

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The issue has been at the forefront of political debate —  Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren ran a series of admittedly fake advertisements on Facebook in October accusing founder Zuckerberg of endorsing President Trump. It was a tactic intended to criticize the social media behemoth's policy of letting politicians make false statements in paid ads.

"I feel like you're negotiating with a foreign power sometimes," Clinton said.

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"[Zuckerberg's] immensely powerful," she said. "This is a global company that has huge influence in ways that we're only beginning to understand."

FOX Business' inquiry to Facebook and a spokesperson for Zuckerberg was not immediately returned.

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