By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-8-21

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to be a popular pen pal for legislators concerned about its treatment of ad and web content.

In a letter Monday (March 8), more than two dozen House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats called on him for some answers about the social media giant’s ad practices after reports showed it had promoted “violence and disinformation both before and after the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.”

They pointed to reports that Facebook ran ads for gun accessories and protective equipment alongside content that “amplified election misinformation” as well as news about the insurrection. “Targeting ads in this way is dangerous and has the potential to encourage acts of violence,” they wrote. » Read More