He defended his company from President Donald Trump’s statements about an alleged stance against his government.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, defended his company against President Donald Trump’s allegations of an alleged stance against his government.
Zuckerberg has been on the defensive for weeks over revelations that Russian agents bought ads on Facebook and created fake accounts to inflame political tensions in the United States before the 2016 presidential vote.
In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said that both Trump and the Liberals were disgusted by Facebook’s ideas and content during the campaign.
“This is how a platform works for all ideas,” said Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg noted that the 2016 campaign was the first in the United States, where the Internet was the main way the candidates communicated and said that the ability of candidates and voters to interact was a good thing.
He also noted efforts to “get the vote” that had prompted nearly 2 million people to register to vote.
In the same post, Zuckerberg said he regretted saying after the election that it was “crazy” to think that the disinformation on Facebook changed the outcome of the election, adding that the comment was “contemptuous.”
Trump’s tweet criticized Facebook as “anti-Trump” and suggested that the company might have colluded with other media opposing it.
Facebook is part of the investigations of both Congressional chambers and special adviser Robert Mueller are carrying out Russian influence in the 2016 elections.
Facebook asked Wednesday to testify before two separate parliamentary committees. It is unclear whether Zuckerberg or other executives will appear.