What to make of Mark Zuckerberg’s three-hour conversation with Joe Rogan
Mark Zuckerberg talked with Joe Rogan, controversial comedian and podcast host, about Meta’s new virtual reality headset.
He also discussed his love for jiu jitsu, and the company’s plan to launch a new 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.
The company’s most recent VR headset, Quest 2, was released 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 acknowledged that the “pretty simple” image was shared.
“Here are the reasons you look horrible in virtual reality” Zuckerberg spoke with Rogan about how more information will be shared at Connect, Meta’s annual VR 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, while popular, has also come under criticism for the host’s inaccurate claims about Covid-19 and vaccines.Read MoreIn addition to discussing VR, Zuckerberg was also pressed on some of the company’s content moderation decisions.
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.
He said that the article was distributed less on Facebook for five to seven days while it was being verified.
2020, Meta spokesman Andy Stone tweeted “While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners.
We are decreasing its distribution on the platform in the interim.
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.
The situation “sucks,” he said, “in the same way that probably having to go through a criminal trial, but being proven innocent in the end sucks.” He stated that he thought the entire process was reasonable.
We still allow people to share it but you do not want such situations.
Zuckerberg touched on content moderation algorithms as well as light topics, such as Zuckerberg’s morning routine and the love of Jiu-Jitsu by his family.
According to Zuckerberg, jiu-jitsu is “a big part of who I am.”.
Adapted from CNN News