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>>SENATOR CRUZ.
>>THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.>>THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.
MR. ZUCKERBERG, WELCOME. MR. ZUCKERBERG, WELCOME.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.
DOES FACEBOOK CONSIDER ITSELF A DOES FACEBOOK CONSIDER ITSELF A
NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM? NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM?
>>SENATOR, WE CONSIDER>>SENATOR, WE CONSIDER
OURSELVES TO BE A PLATFORM FOR OURSELVES TO BE A PLATFORM FOR
ALL IDEAS. ALL IDEAS.
>>LET ME ASK THE QUESTION>>LET ME ASK THE QUESTION
AGAIN. AGAIN. DOES FACEBOOK CONSIDER ITSELF TO
BE A NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM.ELF TO BE A NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM.
THE REPRESENTATIVES OF YOUR THE REPRESENTATIVES OF YOUR
COMPANY HAVE GIVEN CONFLICTING COMPANY HAVE GIVEN CONFLICTING ANSWERS ON THIS.
ARE YOU A FIRST AMENDMENT ARE YOU A FIRST AMENDMENT
SPEAKER EXPRESSING YOUR VIEWS OR SPEAKER EXPRESSING YOUR VIEWS OR A NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM ALLOWING A NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM ALLOWING EVERYONE TO SPEAK. EVERYONE TO SPEAK.>>HERE IS HOW WE THINK ABOUT>>HERE IS HOW WE THINK ABOUT THIS, SENATOR, I DONT BELIEVE THIS, SENATOR, I DONT BELIEVE THAT — THERE ARE CERTAIN THAT — THERE ARE CERTAIN CONTENT THAT CLEARLY WE DO NOT CONTENT THAT CLEARLY WE DO NOT ALLOW. ALLOW. RIGHT. RIGHT. HATE SPEECH, TERRORIST CONTENT,
NUDITY.EECH, TERRORIST CONTENT, NUDITY. ANYTHING THAT MAKES PEOPLE FEEL
UNSAFE IN THE COMMUNITY.LE FEEL UNSAFE IN THE COMMUNITY.
THATS WHY WE TRY TO REFER AS A THATS WHY WE TRY TO REFER AS A
PLATFORM — PLATFORM –>>THE TIME IS CONSTRAINT.
ITS A SIMPLE QUESTION.INT. ITS A SIMPLE QUESTION.
THE PREDICATE FOR SECTION 230 THE PREDICATE FOR SECTION 230
UNDER THE CDA IS THAT YOURE A UNDER THE CDA IS THAT YOURE A
NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM. NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM. DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A
NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM.ELF A NEUTRAL PUBLIC FORUM.
ARE YOU ENGAGED IN POLITICAL ARE YOU ENGAGED IN POLITICAL
SPEECH, WHICH IS YOUR RIGHT SPEECH, WHICH IS YOUR RIGHT
UNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT? UNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT?
>>OUR GOAL IS NOT TO ENGAGE IN>>OUR GOAL IS NOT TO ENGAGE IN
POLITICAL SPEECH. POLITICAL SPEECH. IM NOT THAT FAMILIAR WITH THE
SPECIFIC LEGAL LANGUAGE OF THE SPECIFIC LEGAL LANGUAGE OF THE
LAW THAT YOU SPEAK TO, SO I

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