What is sounding more and more of an early presidential campaign, Mark Zuckerberg is going to tour the United States.
The CEO of Facebook posted on his social media account his “personal challenge for 2017”. In the post, Zuckerberg explained that his previous accomplishments. They ranged from running 365 miles to building an Artificial Intelligence system for his home. Now, the billionaire is looking to meet with people from every state in the United States by the end of 2017.
“Going into this challenge, it seems we are at a turning point in history,” Zuckerberg explains. “For decades, technology and globalization have made us more productive and connected. This has created many benefits, but for a lot of people it has also made life more challenging. This has contributed to a greater sense of division than I have felt in my lifetime. We need to find a way to change the game so it works for everyone.”
Zuckerberg plans on visiting universities, offices, meeting with teachers, scientists and visiting places people recommend as he travels across the United States.
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Earlier this year Facebook’s own board of directors were sued after investors argued that the board was not looking out for them. The lawsuit came after Facebook’s board of directors voted in favor of allowing Mark Zuckerberg to sell a large portion of his shares but, still maintain majority voting control in Facebook.
Then in December, court filings showed text messages between Facebook board member Marc Andreessen that suggested he was helping Zuckerberg. Not to mention, a text message alluding to the possibility of future “government service”.
With that being said, Zuckerberg’s plan to engage in politics is nothing new. Zuckerberg has pushed for faster internet around the world. In addition to hosting fundraisers for Donald Trump supporters such as governor of New Jersey Chris Christie. Along with donating $100 million towards Newark’s school system.