After the President of the United States Donald Trump accused social media giant, Facebook for being ‘Anti-Trump’, Mark Zuckerberg has hit out at the President claiming that the social networking site is a platform for all ideas.

Taking the cognizance of the ‘Anti -Trump’ tweet, the Facebook CEO said that the media platform had tried to be neutral during the US Presidential elections held in November. However, he further added that he regretted dismissing concerns about the Facebook’s role in influencing the Presidential elections.

While arguing the Trump’s tweet concerning Facebook he said, “Everyday I work to bring people together and build a community for everyone. We hope to give all people a voice and create a platform for all ideas.”

“Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don’t like. That’s what running a platform for all ideas looks like,” he added.

The US President Donald Trump’s tweet came in after the Facebook agreed to cooperate with Congress to investigate the meddling in 2016 election, which reportedly involved Russia.

Facebook’s cooperation in meddling came in after it said that Russia-linked ads (sought to sow discord among Americans) on the social network aimed at inflaming tensions around November — when the US presidential elections were taking place — will be given to Congress.

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Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Facebook’s decision of cooperating with Congress, came in with a word stating that the social media giant is putting in efforts to crack down the use of the leading social network to meddle with elections in the US or elsewhere.

The Senate Intelligence Committee (SIC) has also asked top tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US politics, a Senate aide confirmed.

The 3 internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing.

First Published | 28 September 2017 2:46 PM
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