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Watch Mark Zuckerberg's speech about 'voice and free expression'

The Facebook boss livestreamed his comments about "the challenges that more voice and the internet introduce," as well as global threats to free expression.

Mark Zuckerberg offered his "unfiltered take" on freedom of expression in a livestreamed speech. 
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Mark Zuckerberg is continuing his efforts at transparency, after livestreaming an employee Q&A earlier this month. The Facebook CEO and co-founder revealed his thoughts on "voice and free expression" on Thursday at 10 a.m PT / 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. BST / 4 a.m. Friday AEDT.

"It's the most comprehensive take I've written about my views, why I believe voice is important, how giving people voice and bringing people together go hand in hand, how we might address the challenges that more voice and the internet introduce, and the major threats to free expression around the world," he wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday prior to the speech.

I've been writing a speech about my views on voice and free expression that I'm giving tomorrow. It's the most...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Zuckerberg had promised "an unfiltered take" based several years of focusing on these topics, apologizing in advance for the length.

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The speech came days after a report that Zuckeberg met with conservative figures over the summer. He responded by saying that "hearing from a wide range of viewpoints is part of learning."

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren also ran a Facebook ad containing false statements over the weekend, to protest the social network allowing politicians to post untruths as they wish.

First published at 3:07 a.m. PT.
Updated at 3:35 a.m. PT: Adds more detail; Updated at 10:05 a.m. PT: Embeds speech; Updated at 11:06 a.m. PT: Added more info post-speech.