Mark Zuckerberg spent the first 13 years at Facebook trying to connect the world. Now he’s focusing on how to stop the world from breaking apart. In a nearly 6,000 word manifesto published Thursday, Zuckerberg writes candidly about how Facebook’s mission for “building a global community” is contrary to the current political trend toward nationalism in the U.S. and abroad.
“When we began, this idea was not controversial,” Zuckerberg writes in the post. “Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection.” President Trump campaigned on a platform of stronger borders and rethinking global trade deals and alliances. Across the Atlantic, the U.K. voted to leave the European Union in a clear rejection of globalization. READ MORE