Zuckerberg Wants Facebook To Stand Against Anti-Globalization Movement

Mark Zuckerberg

In December, Mr Zuckerberg admitted Facebook was a media company, after years of claiming it was simply a technology platform.

He also addressed critics who believe that Facebook has not done enough to combat fake news, including posts that some people said influenced the presidential election - an idea Zuckerberg previously called "pretty insane".

Modi recently asked his ministers to share their meetings and information on Facebook so that they can receive direct feedback from citizens, the Facebook CEO wrote in a 5,700-worded post on its "Community Standard" Page.

The young CEO's annual New Year's resolution - to meet people in every US state - ignited discussion about whether Zuckerberg waspositioning himself for a role in politics, something he has denied.

At our current pace of research, we hope to begin handling some of these cases in 2017, but others will not be possible for many years, the Facebook CEO noted. Zuckerberg noted that people are more connected than ever, but elements of "divisiveness and isolation" have challenged the potential for Facebook to create a positive impact on how we communicate.

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In a wide-ranging essay of almost 6,000 words, the 32-year-old CEO wrote that until recently a more connected world was viewed as positive, "yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection".

Zuckerberg's letter was "a bit more ambitious and a bit more of the 30,000-foot view than I see from most tech company CEOs", Peter Micek, global policy and legal counsel at Access Now, an worldwide digital rights group, said in a phone interview.

But then Zuckerberg highlighted the growing global uncertainty and fear of a wide-open world among a wide swath of people. It pledges to identify news sources that provide a broad range of perspectives.

Facebook cares about getting people together in the physical world, not just on the internet.

"We can help establish direct dialogue and accountability between people and our elected leaders", Zuckerberg added.

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Zuckerberg, who in recent months has been taking a more active role in civic affairs, announced in 2015 that he and his wife Priscilla Chan would donate 99 percent of their Facebook wealth - an estimated $45 billion - to philanthropic causes.

Facebook is also using artificial intelligence more to flag photos and videos that need human review, Zuckerberg wrote.

The letter essentially addresses Facebook's social responsibility in the quickly-evolving social media and content distribution landscape, said digital marketing analyst Rebecca Lieb.

One area where Zuckerberg wrote that Facebook would do better would be suggesting "meaningful communities".

If you have patience and time, you can read Zuckerberg's full-length letter here.

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