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November 20, 2019

From: Interview by Garett Sloane, AdAge

There has been a lot of concern that CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg decide what can and can’t be seen on platforms. How do you address that?

One of the mistakes that shouldn’t be made is [assuming] that somehow technology will solve the problem. There’s a technical component to it that is quite sophisticated and complicated, but it’s not something that at end of day Mark Zuckerberg or anyone is going to be able to say “We’re going to have AI figure out what the right thing to do is”. It’s philosophically impossible. Ethics is not like mathematics. There’s no right answer. It’s something that people have to decide what they want.

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