Facebook Took A Not-So-Subtle Dig At Donald Trump

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took an apparent shot at Donald Trump on Tuesday over the Republican front-runner’s divisive rhetoric.

In outlining Facebook’s mission of inclusion and “giving every person a voice” at the company’s annual F8 developer conference, Zuckerberg also slyly tore through Trump’s xenophobic campaign agenda.

“As I look around the world, I’m starting to see people and nations turning inward, against the idea of a connected world and a global community,” Zuckerberg told the crowd. “I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as ‘others.’”

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Zuckerberg went on to slash the business tycoon’s main policy ideas of “slowing immigration, for reducing trade, and in some cases even for cutting access to the internet.”

The Facebook founder was onstage to lay out the social network’s ten-year plan. He clearly sees his company’s goals in direct opposition to Trump’s presidential platform.

“It takes courage to choose hope over fear,” the Facebook founder noted, insinuating Republicans’ bigoted response to border control and terrorism.

Without ever mentioning Trump’s name, Zuckerberg still eloquently slammed the candidate’s alienating politics.  

"Instead of building walls, we can help people build bridges," Zuckerberg said. "We do it one connection at a time."

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