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Mark Zuckerberg stands his ground, says Facebook didn’t lead to a Donald Trump Presidency

November 14th at 9:16 AM

Mark Zuckerberg stands his ground, says Facebook didn’t lead to a Donald Trump Presidency

Defying pollsters and political pundits across the country, Donald Trump handily won the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in just about two months. Trump’s surprising victory over Hillary Clinton was met with utter shock and disbelief in liberal circles, prompting many to wonder how a candidate with zero political experience and a penchant for making inflammatory remarks managed to inspire and capture the attention of so many Americans.

Through this process, an increasingly popular narrative holds that many Americans were swayed, if not downright duped, into voting for Trump on account of fake stories on Facebook. As the argument goes, Facebook has done a horrible job of identifying and removing fake stories from its feed (especially anti-Hillary Clinton stories), thereby exposing the site’s vast user base to what ultimately amounts to propaganda.

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Mark Zuckerberg: The idea that Facebook influenced the election is ‘crazy’

November 11th at 10:19 AM

Mark Zuckerberg: The idea that Facebook influenced the election is ‘crazy’

In the wake of Donald Trump’s unlikely rise to the Presidency, a growing narrative in Silicon Valley and journalistic circles holds that fake stories on Facebook had a significant impact on the election results. Specifically, detractors pointed to the social networking giant’s ongoing struggle to identify and remove completely fake stories in a timely manner.

As the argument goes, because Facebook has a massive user base and because the site itself is built on the idea of sharing information, a fake story tilted against a particular candidate can gain an immense amount of traction incredibly quickly. In the process, the cumulative ability for these fake news stories to sway voters becomes more likely.

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Peter Thiel

Mark Zuckerberg defends Peter Thiel’s continued backing of Donald Trump

October 19th at 8:00 PM

Mark Zuckerberg defends Peter Thiel’s continued backing of Donald Trump

Over the weekend, it came to light that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel recently donated $1.25 million to Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. Thiel may not be a household name, but he became more widely known earlier this year when it was revealed that he was personally bankrolling Hulk Hogan’s aggressive lawsuit against Gawker.

Thiel also happens to be a board member at Facebook, and given his political leanings to the right, Facebook has recently been criticized harshly for allowing Thiel to maintain his seat on the board. Especially given the recent controversy surrounding diversity in Silicon Valley, many take the position that Thiel’s presence on Facebook’s board is unseemly, to say the least.

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Mark Zuckerberg Tapes MacBook Camera Mic

Why does Mark Zuckerberg tape the camera and mic of his MacBook?

June 22nd at 7:15 AM

Why does Mark Zuckerberg tape the camera and mic of his MacBook?

Does Mark Zuckerberg know something about online spying operations that we don’t? Is he just showing the appropriate amount of paranoia that suits his position? Or is this a new fashion statement? Whatever the case, Zuckerberg appears to wear fancy tape over the camera and microphone of his MacBook Pro, as shown in the image above.

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Facebook is planning for life after Zuckerberg

June 3rd at 6:05 PM

Facebook is planning for life after Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most influential people in tech – remember how the crowd went nuts when he stole Samsung’s Galaxy S7 show a few months ago? – but he’s not going to be in charge of the most popular social network on Earth. And when he does step down from day-to-day management operations, he shouldn’t be able to dictate the future of the company. At least, that’s what Facebook’s board thinks.

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What people thought about Facebook way back in 2004

January 21st at 5:20 PM

What people thought about Facebook way back in 2004

I’ve been on Facebook since 2004, way back when the social network was exclusively limited to those with .edu email addresses. Back in those days, fellow old-timers might remember that using Facebook was markedly different from it is today. Back then, it was possible for users to delete the entirety of a friend’s wall. Back then, many of the Facebook features that we now take for granted were incredibly exciting and new, such as being able to tag friends in photos and creating groups. Of course, way back in 2004, photo albums weren’t even yet an option. And to think, people somehow lived this way!

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Mark Zuckerberg is building his own AI assistant that’s like Jarvis from ‘Iron Man’

January 4th at 8:37 AM

Mark Zuckerberg is building his own AI assistant that’s like Jarvis from ‘Iron Man’

Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for 2016. In a blog post published over the weekend, the Facebook founder said that his aspirational New Years resolution for 2016 is to completely wire his house with an advanced Artificial Intelligence system similar to Jarvis, the digital butler from Iron Man.

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Mark Zuckerberg and wife promise daughter to donate 99% of Facebook shares to charity

December 2nd at 6:50 AM

Mark Zuckerberg and wife promise daughter to donate 99% of Facebook shares to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Pricilla Chan vowed to donate 99% of their Facebook shares during their lifetime to charitable projects that will be managed by a new organization. At current value, that means Zuckerberg and Chan are pledging $45 billion to improve the future of Max’s generation – Max was born about a week ago. More →

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Steve Jobs convinced Mark Zuckerberg to travel to India when Facebook wasn’t doing well

October 1st at 9:15 PM

Steve Jobs convinced Mark Zuckerberg to travel to India when Facebook wasn’t doing well

For some time now, Facebook has faced pressure to dramatically increase the size of its user base. As it stands today, Facebook has about 1.5 billion members across the globe, a figure which represents about 21% of the entire world’s population. Consequently, Facebook has long looked toward India as a surefire way to rapidly expand its global reach. With a population of over 1.5 billion people, India is the second most populous country in the world and clearly an important cog in Facebook’s continued expansion efforts.

The only problem is that the majority of people in India (an estimated 800 million) still don’t have Internet access. Facebook’s solution? Provide free Internet access to the masses.

So as part of Facebook’s ongoing effort to develop a working and amicable relationship with India, Mark Zuckerberg earlier this week hosted Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi. If this at all sounds familiar, it’s because Modi over the past week has been on something of a Silicon Valley rockstar tour, sitting down for meetings with Tim Cook, newly minted Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and even Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

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Facebook just reached an amazing milestone, and you were probably a part of it

August 28th at 6:50 AM

Facebook just reached an amazing milestone, and you were probably a part of it

Late on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a post announcing that the world’s largest social network had reached an impressive new milestone: on Monday, August 24,  for the first time in site history, one billion users used Facebook in a single day.

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