‘You choose who your friends are’: Facebook’s Zuckerberg rejects blame for online echo chambers

MUNICH — Government regulators shouldn’t blame social media companies for the so-called “echo chambers” that leave internet users vulnerable to disinformation campaigns, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“And the content that shows up in your news feed is primarily — it’s not determined by us. It’s things that other people share,” Zuckerberg told the Munich Security Conference during a Saturday discussion. “You choose who your friends are and what pages and what businesses you want to follow, and then, that’s the content that’s eligible to show up there.”

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