Founder and head of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg refuted accusations of U.S. President Donald Trump, who said earlier that the social network is pursuing a hostile policy towards him. This was reported by the BBC.
Earlier, Trump accused Facebook of conspiring against him.
“Facebook was always anti-Trump. The Networks were always anti-Trump hence Fake News, The New York Time (apologized) and The Washington Post were anti-Trump. Collusion?” Trump wrote in Twitter.
Zuckergerg wrote an answer to these accusations in Facebook.
“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 wrote.
According to him, the greatest role Facebook played in the 2016 election was different from what most are saying. More people had a voice in this election than ever before. There were billions of interactions discussing the issues that may have never happened offline. Every topic was discussed, not just what the media covered. Every candidate had a Facebook page to communicate directly with tens of millions of followers every day. Campaigns spent hundreds of millions advertising online to get their messages out even further. We ran "get out the vote" efforts that helped as many as 2 million people register to vote. To put that in perspective, that's bigger than the get out the vote efforts of the Trump and Clinton campaigns put together. That's a big deal,” Zuckerberg noted.
As it was reported earlier Facebook will give U.S. data on Russian interference with elections, according to Zuckerberg. Specialists of Facebook managed to disclose the activity of Russian Federation in the social network, and all the information received was sent to the U.S. special prosecutor.