The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly called the 2020 United States (US) presidential election for Democrat Joe Biden, soothing employees’ minds while engaging in the sort of meddling his platform purports to fight.
According to an audio of the meeting first obtained by Buzzfeed and later confirmed by CNBC, Zuckerberg dived into the fray during a Thursday company-wide town hall, apparently disregarding Facebook’s public-facing image as a fierce opponent of election meddling by entities not legitimately involved in the political process.
Facebook CEO has said to assembled crowd that he believes the outcome of the election is now clear and Joe Biden is going to be our next president. He said that it is important that people have confidence that the election was fundamentally fair, and that goes for the tens of millions of people that voted for Trump.
Mark Zuckerberg has not made any public statements regarding the election outcome though his wife Priscilla Chan and Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg have congratulated Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris. However, Zuckerberg allegedly complained about Trump’s refusal to lie down and accept defeat, even attempting to bat away suggestions that the president could still pull an eleventh-hour victory out of his hat during the town hall.
It is to be mentioned here that Mark Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla Chan and Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg have congratulated Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris.
The Billionaire acknowledged Joe Biden and his staffers “dislike [him] and Facebook,” but praised the social media behemoth’s fact-checking partners for “debunking” more false claims on Election Day than on any other date since 2016. He said half of American Facebook users saw reliable voting information at least 13 times during their visits to the platform.