• 05.18.16

Zuckerberg: “Republicans have always been an important part of Facebook”

Following his meeting with conservative leaders this afternoon, Mark Zuckerberg penned a sanguine post that stressed the importance of Facebook remaining “a platform for all ideas.” Pointing to the popularity of Trump and Fox News, he explained that Republicans make up a vital part of Facebook’s user base:

The reality is, conservatives and Republicans have always been an important part of Facebook. Donald Trump has more fans on Facebook than any other presidential candidate. And Fox News drives more interactions on its Facebook page than any other news outlet in the world. It’s not even close.

Still, I know many conservatives don’t trust that our platform surfaces content without a political bias. I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust. I want to do everything I can to make sure our teams uphold the integrity of our products.

Read the full post below: