Opinion: The Facebook disinformation virus needs a vaccine – The Mercury News

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know that he’s “deeply shaken and disgusted” by President Trump’s incendiary social media posts.

But don’t worry Mr. President, Zuckerberg isn’t actually going to use his power as Facebook’s founder to limit your ability to spread conspiracy theories and misinformation on the platform he invented.

That’s just not his business model.

Instead, Zuckerberg is trying to have it both ways: virtue signaling his personal disgust with Trump’s behavior while allowing Facebook to monetize it. Talk about disgusting.

Facebook is a monopoly, a sprawling, borderless behemoth that needs to be reined in before it destroys the foundation of our democracy: shared truth.