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Facebook Is What's Wrong with America, Says Tech Billionaire Benioff


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Headshot of Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO and owner of Time Magazine

"I own Time and I am held accountable for what is produced on my platform. In regards to Facebook, they are not held accountable. That has to change."

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From the climate crisis to COVID-19, Salesforce CEO and Time Magazine owner Marc Benioff sees a common thread for what ails America today: deception that is allowed to spread like wildfire on Facebook.

"This digital revolution really kind of has the world in its grip. And in that grip, you can see the amount of mistrust and misinformation that is happening," Benioff said in an interview. "You can talk about the political process. You can talk about climate. You can talk about the pandemic. In each and every major topic, it gets connected back to the mistrust that is happening and especially the amount of it being seeded by the social networks. It must stop now."

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