Zaid Jilani on whether Zuckerberg is personally liable for misinformation on Facebook inciting violence


Journalist Zaid Jilani said Monday social media has played a role in contributing to divisions in the U.S., but he thinks it may be “too far” to say CEOs in charge of those companies are personally liable for inciting violence. 

Jilani, in an interview with The Hill.TV’s “Rising,” was asked to respond to claims that Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg should be personally liable for destruction taking place across the U.S.

Jilani said the claim — tweeted by Matt Stoller, head of The American Economic Liberties Project, an organization that fights to break up corporate monopolies — may have gone “a little too far,” but he added that it is “very easy to spread contempt on the internet” and to “organize people to use violence itself.”

Watch the full interview above.

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