Zuckerberg said Facebook will defend principles such as free speech and encryption, even if it means it will be opposed.

According to foreign media reports, at the Silicon Slopes Technology Summit in Utah on Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook will firmly defend the principles of free speech and encryption, even if it This new approach “will upset many people.” At the same time, he advised entrepreneurs not to start a business in Silicon Valley.

New approach “will upset many people”

Zuckerberg said Facebook will defend principles such as free speech and encryption, even if it means it will be opposed.

“This is a new approach, and I think it will upset a lot of people. But, frankly, the old approach has also angered a lot of people, so let’s try something different.” Zuckerberg was in Utah on Friday. Said at the Silicon Slopes Technology Summit held in the state.

The Facebook co-founder and CEO said his company’s long-term goal was not to do anything that would be considered “too offensive,” but faced with excessive scrutiny, he is now changing that approach.

“We are increasingly being asked to censor a lot of different content, which makes me really uncomfortable,” Zuckerberg said. At the same time, he acknowledged Facebook’s responsibility to clean up its platform from terrorism, child abuse and Incite violence-related content.

He added: “We will remove really harmful content, but sometimes we need to stick to the bottom line.”

Zuckerberg also said that Facebook will continue to actively defend principles such as encryption, which is another position that has caused controversy in recent months.

At a time when Twitter decided to ban political ads altogether, Facebook came under fire for allowing politicians to lie in political ads.

Zuckerberg is increasingly outspoken that Facebook is determined to stick to its positions, even if those positions prove to be unwelcome. A few days ago, he also said on Facebook’s latest earnings call that his goal for the next ten years “is not to be liked, but to be understood.”

The 35-year-old tech billionaire reiterated that sentiment on Friday.

“If you don’t firmly support what people care about, then people can’t have a strong feeling about what you do,” he said.

Don’t start a business in Silicon Valley

Some budding entrepreneurs are considering following Zuckerberg’s footsteps and moving to Silicon Valley to start a startup. But Zuckerberg sent a message: Don’t bother.

At a tech summit in Utah on Friday, the Facebook CEO said that if he started a business now, he wouldn’t start a new company in the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco Bay Area has long been the technology capital of the United States, and is home to giants such as Apple, Google and Facebook.

“I like the San Francisco Bay Area, so I don’t totally deny it. However, I do think that if I start a business from scratch now, I won’t choose the San Francisco Bay Area.”

Facebook is one of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies, but its founders advised entrepreneurs not to start a business here. The debate about the high cost of living, income inequality and other functional barriers in the region has been increasing.

He said that when he first moved to Silicon Valley, he was 19 years old, “knowing nothing about founding companies,” and “many of the tools for starting a company were not as sophisticated as they are now.”

But now, social media has made it easier for a new company to find customers. To add a new server to support a new application or website, just use the Amazon AWS cloud service.

“The situation was much more complicated then,” Zuckerberg said.

He said it was difficult for Facebook to get the servers and data centers needed to build a website, let alone find the necessary venture capital in the context of the bursting of the Internet bubble and the downturn in the technology industry. So he had to come to Silicon Valley to find solutions to all these problems.

However, the situation has changed. More startups are starting to appear in more places, and the conditions in these places are also very suitable for entrepreneurship.

“I think the world is different now,” Zuckerberg said. “Improved infrastructure allows people to start businesses in more places.”

In addition, he said, not only is it easier to get out of Silicon Valley, but it is also good to do so now.

He said, “There are many benefits to starting a company outside of a single-cultural Silicon Valley.” He added, “Silicon Valley is a full-tech town. In many ways, people’s views on things are not as diverse as you think. . “

Many tech executives have questioned Silicon Valley’s future as a world technology hub. Zuckerberg is just the latest, but also the best known. Last year, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder and investor of news aggregation site Reddit, also said that “no one with a good mind” will set up a new startup entirely in San Francisco. He noted that the region’s prohibitively high cost of living was a major obstacle to doing business and recruiting talent. (Tencent Technology Review / Music)


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