Mark Zuckerberg has hit back at US President Donald Trump for accusing Facebook of being “anti-Trump”. Responding to Trumps tweet labeling the leading social network platform “anti-Trump”, the Facebook CEO and founder said the social media platform had tried to be neutral in the US elections.
“Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they dont like. Thats what running a platform for all ideas looks like,” he argued.
Days after Facebook agreed to cooperate with Congress on its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, President Trump criticised the social network for being “anti-Trump”.
Trump tweeted: “Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were always anti-Trump hence,Fake News, @nytimes (apologized) & @wapo were anti-Trump. Collusion?”
Shortly after Trump’s victory, the Facebook CEO had brushed aside charges that Facebook had had an impact on the race, calling it a ?pretty crazy idea? and saying that voters ?make decisions based on their lived experience?.
He said that Facebooks biggest role in the US election was as a platform for candidates and citizens to communicated directly with one another regarding issues.