Mark Zuckerberg isn’t done answering questions about Facebook’s political ads policy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits Capitol Hill, September 2019. | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Facebook wanted to talk about election security, Russia, and Iran. Reporters had other ideas. This may go on for a while. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg gave a long speech defending his decision to allow political ads on Facebook — and to not ban politicians from lying in those ads. On Monday, Zuckerberg ended up repeating many of the lines he used in…

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Mark Zuckerberg is the new political villian for the Democratic Party

Mark Zuckerberg in 2018 at Sun Valley, a conference featuring other billionaires. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Charles Koch. Sheldon Adelson. Mark Zuckerberg? Everyone running for president, it seems, has their own reason for pushing Mark Zuckerberg away. To Elizabeth Warren, he is a threat to democracy. To Pete Buttigieg, he is a political liability. And to the Democratic base as a whole ahead of 2020, he is starting to resemble the Koch Brothers. The Democratic…

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The last 72 hours in Brexit, explained

Protesters take to the streets of London on October 19, 2019, to call for a new Brexit vote. | Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images Parliament rebels, Johnson writes letters, and everyone gets ready to fight over Brexit legislation this week. It should have been the decisive moment for Brexit: a vote on the revamped deal to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by October 31. But “Super Saturday” went…

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We deserve a better Medicare-for-all debate

Protesters supporting “Medicare for All” hold a rally outside PhRMA headquarters April 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. The rally was held by the group Progressive Democrats of America. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The debate over Medicare-for-all’s financing ignores the costs of the alternatives — and the status quo under Trump. The narrow debate over Medicare-for-all’s financing has become totally disconnected from the status quo aspiring reformers want to fix (the high costs of health care…

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