Among U.S. adults who are active on social media, at least half of Facebook users typically visit the website several times a day, a Pew Research Center survey, conducted January 8 to February 7, 2019, revealed. More than 1,500 people were polled.
Facebook has been plagued by scandals in 2019, most recently coming under fire for their political ads. While Google and Twitter agreed to limit the amount of political advertisements, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his platform will not be responsible for fact checking political advertisements from politicians. Zuckerberg claimed it's a matter of free speech.
"We don't fact-check political ads," Zuckerberg said at Georgetown University in October. "We don't do this to help politicians, but because we think people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying. And if content is newsworthy, we also won't take it down even if it would otherwise conflict with many of our standards."