On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a pledge to protect “election integrity” and democracy from the possibility of foreign meddling after promising to provide details to congressional investigators about ads purchased by Russians during the 2016 elections. Both Democrats and Republicans thought his proclamation was strange.
“The integrity of our elections is fundamental to democracy around the world,” said Zuckerberg. “That’s why we’ve built teams dedicated to working on election integrity and preventing governments from interfering in the elections of other nations.”
Here’s his video statement:
But his statement didn’t sit too well with many on social media, and the young executive found himself being criticized by both conservatives and liberals.
“Good God that Zuckerberg video is weird,” said MSNBC’s Chris Hayes — hardly an icon of conservative thought.
Good God that Zuckerberg video is weird.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 21, 2017
Others promptly weighed in in agreement