Facebook's Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the 'right reflex'

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said censoring a platform would not be the "right reflex"for a government worried about censorship.
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said censoring a platform would not be the "right reflex"for a government worried about censorship.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, commenting on US President Donald Trump's threats against social media companies, said on Wednesday (May 27) that censoring a platform would not be the "right reflex"for a government worried about censorship.

"I'll have to understand what they actually would intend to do, but in general I think a government choosing to censor a platform because they're worried about censorship doesn't exactly strike me as the right reflex there," Zuckerberg said in an interview with Fox News Channel.

Fox played only a brief clip of the interview and said it would be aired in full on Thursday.