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News ID: 44846
Publish Date: 7:55 - 17 January 2020
Tehran 17 January_US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has attacked “shameful” tech giant Facebook, accusing it of abusing technology to mislead users.

Pelosi rips 'shameful' Facebook accuses it of misleading usersTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)-Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Pelosi said the social media company cares about profits above all else, saying, “The Facebook business model is strictly to make money.”

“They don't care about the impact on children, they don't care about truth, they don't care about where this is all coming from, and they have said even if they know it's not true they will print it,” Pelosi told reporters.

“I think they have been very abusive of the great opportunity that technology has given them,” she added.

Her comments came when she was asked about whether Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg or other tech executives, largely based in or near Pelosi’s San Francisco-area district, hold too much power.

“All they want are their tax cuts and no antitrust action against them,” Pelosi said of Facebook. “And they schmooze this administration in that regard because so far that’s what they have received.”

In recent months, the social media giant and and its CEO have been harshly criticized, mostly by Democrats, over issues ranging from digital privacy, election interference, to antitrust regulation and so on.

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