What we found interesting from Mark Zuckerberg’s 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 stated that the headset would have “a few major features” such as eye-and face-tracking to allow VR avatars to accurately imitate their facial expressions.
Users can also feel like they are looking at another avatar on VR social media apps.
Quest 2, the company’s latest VR headset was launched in October 2020.
Rogan’s interview was released a week after Zuckerberg received widespread criticism online regarding the simplicity of his avatar on Horizon Worlds (Meta’s top 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.
While Rogan’s podcast is popular, it has been criticized for its inaccurate claims regarding Covid-19 vaccines.
Read MoreZuckerberg was also asked about some company content moderation decisions.
Nearly two hours into the chat, Zuckerberg spoke out about his company’s decision not to spread a New York Post article in October 2020 that contained allegations against Hunter Biden.
He said that the article was distributed less on Facebook for five to seven days while it was being verified.
Andy Stone, Meta’s spokesperson, tweeted that “While I won’t link to The New York Post in the future, it is possible for this story to be verified by third-party fact checking partners.” We are decreasing its distribution on the platform in the interim.
Mark Zuckerberg spent three hours talking with Joe Rogan, controversial comedian and podcast host.
Rogan asked Zuckerberg about the implications of the decreased distribution.
Zuckerberg replied, “Basically the ranking and Newsfeed were a bit lower, so fewer people seen it than they would otherwise.” Zuckerberg stated that he couldn’t estimate the percentage but it was significant.
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, Twitter’s former CEO and cofounder, later claimed that his company had made the wrong decision.
Fact-checkers examined the situation.
Zuckerberg stated that no one could prove the falsehood.
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 said, “I believe the process was quite reasonable.” We still allow people to share it but you do not want such situations.
Zuckerberg spoke out about algorithms, content moderation and lighter topics such as his morning routine, and his love for jiu jitsu.
Zuckerberg said that jiu jitsu was “a large part of who I’m.”.
Adapted from CNN News