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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will 'never let one country or group of people dictate what people can share'

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out in the wake of the #CharlieHebdo attacks in Paris, saying that one country or group should 'never' be allowed to 'dictate what people can share around the world'.

Zuckerberg posted the message to his 31m followers on his Facebook page, saying that Facebook "has always been a place where people across the world share their viewsd and ideas... we follow the law... but we never let one group of people dictate what people can share".

He shared his own battle against censorship, claiming an "extremist" had "fought to have (me) sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed".

He called on users of the platform to "reject... a group of extremists trying to silence voices and opinions".

"I won't let that happen on Facebook. I'm committed to building a service where you can speak freely without fear of violence".

He added that his thoughts are with the victims and their friends and families in the wake of this tragedy.

 

 

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