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Zuckerberg, Chan-funded scientists pen ‘letter of concern’ over Trump, misinformation

Zuckerberg, Chan-funded scientists pen ‘letter of concern’ over Trump, misinformation

Zuckerberg, Chan-funded scientists challenge Trump misinformation

More than 140 scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), a philanthropic effort by Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chan focused on combating disease, penned a letter to the social media giant Saturday saying they should not be allowing President Trump to “spread both misinformation and incendiary statements.”

In the letter, the scientists claim Facebook’s tolerance  for false information and incendiary language goes against the CZI’s  mission to “build a healthier, just, and more inclusive future.”

The letter comes after dozens of former Facebook employees wrote to Zuckerberg panning him for allowing controversial posts from President Trump to stay up, specifically claiming that posts saying “when the looting  starts, the shooting starts” is a “betrayal” of the social media  platform’s ideals.

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