Zuckerberg: my Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Posted in: Miscellaneous at 17/02/2017 10:01

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation.

In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and "filter bubbles" were damaging "common understanding".

He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to "withdraw" from the "connected world".
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38998884

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Facebook CEO warns against reversal of global thinking
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company's platform could be the "social infrastructure" for the globe.

In a 5,700-word manifesto, Zuckerberg, founder of the world's largest social network, quoted Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. president during the country's 19th century Civil War known for his eloquence, and offered a philosophical sweep that was unusual for a business magnate.
http://in.reuters.com/article/facebook-zuckerberg-letter-idINKBN15W05Y

Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Bucking Tide, Takes Public Stand Against Isolationism
Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, on Thursday stepped into the raging debate about globalization.

In a 5,800-word letter he posted publicly, Mr. Zuckerberg expressed alarm that what was once considered normal — seeking global connection — was now seen by people and governments around the world as something undesirable.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/technology/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-mission-statement.html

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