Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will embark on a US tour/fact-finding mission to better understand why the country is so divided after the horse he implicitly backed lost the US election.
Financial Time writes:
In a post on Facebook, Mr Zuckerberg said that after a “tumultuous last year”, it seems that “we are at a turning point in history”. He called on his readers to work to “find a way to change the game so it works for everyone”.
It is unclear what Zuckerberg meant by “works for everyone.”
Earlier Wikileaks revealed Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, had reached out to John Podesta, The 2016 Clinton campaign chairman, in 2015 via e-mail, to meet with Zuckerberg. The e-mail detailed that Zuckerberg was eager to meet people who could “help him understand how to move the needle on the specific public policy issues he cares most about.”
[Facebook] was also criticised for creating filter bubbles, where users only see posts that reflect their own opinions.
That is why I often wonder why, if this allegation is true, didn’t those “filter bubbles” benefit Hilary Clinton, the canidate who won the popular vote and whose campaign had major media on speed dial?
Surely, this will be a productive tour…