Mark Zuckerberg shoots back at President Donald Trump directly for calling Facebook "anti-trump".
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
Facebook's co-founder and Ceo Mark Zuckerberg shoots back at President Donald Trump for calling the social media platform "anti-Trump".
Trump's tweet was a reaction after Facebook handed over Russian-linked ads to investigators, some of which promoted Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Jill Stein, according to a report by Daily Mail.
"Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don't like", writes Zuckerberg. "That's what running a platform for all ideas looks like", Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.
He also emphasized on how the social media as a platform was used effectively for the 2016 election, "More people had a voice in this election than ever before. There were billions of interactions discussing the issues that may have never happened offline. Every topic was discussed, not just what the media covered", he pointed out.
He also said that this was the first US election where the internet was a "primary way" candidates communicated. The candidates who stood for the election had their own Facebook page followed by tens of millions people every day.
Zuckerberg further elaborated that they also ran "get out of vote" efforts which helped almost two millions of people register to vote and it was probably bigger than the "get out of votes" campaigns put up by both Clinton and Trump together.
The Facebook Ceo also apologized for he felt that the outcome of the election resulted due to the "fake news" on Facebook and had earlier called the notion crazy.
He said, "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, further said Zuckerberg.
He vowed to help to build a community for all the people.
"We will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation and subvert elections. We'll keep working to ensure the integrity of free and fair elections around the world, and to ensure our community is a platform for all ideas and force for good in democracy", ended Zuckerberg.
Later in connection to his earlier tweet, Trump tweeted another post saying, "But the people were Pro-Trump! Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9months- and economy soaring".
..But the people were Pro-Trump! Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months-and economy roaring — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017