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Shared July 29, 2020

Speaking at a hearing Wednesday by the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was questioned by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R- WI) on his company's decision to "censor" a post by Donald Trump Jr. extolling the virtues of Hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment - only for Zuckerberg to respond that the post in question was made on Twitter, not Facebook.

“First, to be clear, I think what you might be referring to happened on Twitter, so it’s hard for me to speak to that," Zuckerberg told Sensenbrenner.

Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account was limited after he shared a video “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to Covid-19" according to the social media giant.

Zuckerberg went on to defend Facebook’s policy on taking down content that pertains to hydroxychloroquine, saying they pull content that could lead to “imminent risk of harm.”

“Stating that there’s a proven cure for covid, when there is in fact none, might encourage someone to go take something that could have some adverse effects, so we do take that down,” he added.

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