How Mark Zuckerberg’s conversation with Joe Rogan can help us better understand Facebook
(CNN)In a rare and lengthy interview, Mark Zuckerberg spoke with controversial comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan about Meta’s plans to release a new virtual-reality headset, his newfound love of jiu-jitsu and his company’s decision to limit the reach of an article about Hunter Biden that came out in the final weeks leading up to the 2020 election.In the three-hour chat with “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, Zuckerberg detailed his company’s plans to release a new virtual-reality headset in October.
Zuckerberg said the forthcoming headset will have “a few big features,” including eye- and face-tracking so that people’s VR avatars can accurately mimic their facial expressions and users can feel as if their avatar is looking directly at another person’s avatar in VR social apps.
Quest 2, the company’s latest VR headset was launched in October 2020.
The release of the interview with Rogan comes a week after Zuckerberg was widely criticized online for the simplicity of his avatar in Horizon Worlds, which is Meta’s flagship social VR app.
Zuckerberg later said that the picture he had shared was not very sophisticated.
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In his interview with Rogan Zuckerberg stated that more details about the headset would be available at Connect.
Connect is Meta’s annual VR developers conference.
Although the company has not yet revealed a date, Connect is usually held in fall.
Last year it was streamed live online on October 28.
Zuckerberg does not sit down for traditional media interviews.
Rogan’s podcast has come under fire for inaccurate claims made about vaccines and Covid-19.
In one exchange, nearly two-hours into the chat, Zuckerberg addressed his company’s decision to reduce the spread of a New York Post article published in October of 2020 that made allegations about Hunter Biden.Zuckerberg said the article’s distribution was reduced for several days while it was reviewed by the company’s fact-checking partners.
“For the, I think it was five or seven days, when it was basically being determined whether it was false, the distribution on Facebook was decreased, but people were still allowed to share it,” he said in the interview.The reduction in the article’s distribution was addressed publicly at the time of its publication.
Andy Stone, Meta spokesperson tweeted in Oct.
2020: “While it was not my intention to link to New York Post, but I do want to make clear that Facebook’s third party fact-checking partners are eligible for fact-checking this story.” While we reduce its distribution, it will remain on our platform.
Mark Zuckerberg spoke with controversial comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan for three hours.
Rogan was asked by Zuckerberg what this means that the distribution has been reduced.
Zuckerberg responded, “Basically, it’s the ranking and Newsfeed being a little less so fewer people see it than usual.” Zuckerberg claimed he did not know the exact percentage, but that it was meaningful.
Zuckerberg stated that the FBI had warned him to remain vigilant in light of Russian propaganda during the 2016 elections.
We just thought: hey, look.
If the FBI (which I still regard as a legal institution in this country), comes to us and tells us that something needs to be done then we will take it seriously.” Jack Dorsey was Twitter’s founder and ex-CEO.
However, fact-checkers found that nobody was capable of concluding the tale was true.
He said that the situation was “sucky” in the same manner as going through a criminal case, and being found innocent at the end.
He added: “I think the process was pretty reasonable.
You know, we still let people share it, but obviously you don’t want situations like that.
Zuckerberg spoke out about algorithms, content moderation and lighter topics such as his morning routine, and his love for jiu jitsu.
Zuckerberg says that Jiu-jitsu “is a huge part of my identity.”.
Adapted from CNN News