Mark Zuckerberg has once again found himself at the centre of a row, after saying posts from Holocaust deniers should be allowed on Facebook.
In an interview with technology website Recode, Mr Zuckerberg said that he did not believe such people should be removed from the site.
They were not, he said, “intentionally” getting their facts wrong.
The comments caused a backlash and Mr Zuckerberg later issued a clarification.
The original comments, given in a wide-ranging interview with Recode, were made in response to questions about what Facebook was doing to combat fake news and sites, such as InfoWars, that promoted conspiracy theories.
In Myanmar, also known as Burma, Facebook has been accused by UN investigators of facilitating violence against Rohingya Muslims by allowing anti-Muslim hate speech and fake news.
The social network has now said that it will begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed.
When asked about its policy on fake news, Mr Zuckerberg offered, without prompting, the example of Holocaust deniers.
” I’m Jewish and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” he told reporter Kara Swisher.
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” I find it deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.