Zuckerberg hits back at Trump’s claim that Facebook is against him by touting site’s ‘get out the vote’ effort
In a statement, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg responded to President Donald Trump’s claims that the social network is against him.
“Trump says Facebook is against him,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on the social network. “Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don’t like. That’s what running a platform for all ideas looks like.”
“The facts suggest the greatest role Facebook played in the 2016 election was different from what most are saying,” Zuckerberg added, noting that the site ran “‘get out the vote’ efforts that helped as many as 2 million people register to vote.”
“After the election, I made a comment that I thought the idea misinformation on Facebook changed the outcome of the election was a crazy idea,” he wrote. “Calling that crazy was dismissive and I regret it This is too important an issue to be dismissive.”
“But the data we have has always shown that our broader impact — from giving people a voice to enabling candidates to communicate directly to helping millions of people vote — played a far bigger role in this election,” Zuckerberg concluded.
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