fb-pixel Skip to main content

Mark Zuckerberg responds to Trump’s claims that Facebook is ‘anti-Trump’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2016.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2016.AP/File

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted an entry Wednesday evening hitting back at Donald Trump after the president said the social media network is “anti-Trump.”

Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning that “Facebook was always anti-Trump,” mentioning The New York Times and The Washington Post as well.

Zuckerberg, however, denied that his company took a stance on anything, calling it “a platform for all ideas.”

“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.

Trump’s comments came days after Facebook said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators and make political advertising on its platform more transparent. Several committees are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.


Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.