Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is apparently taking the cuts exposed by the 2016 US election personally. In a post on his social networking site, Zuckerberg laid out how his personal challenge for the year was to visit and meet with people in all over the 30 states. Now the question is, will Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to enter US politics?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Enter US Politics
"My personal challenge for 2017 is to have visited and met people in every state in the US by the end of the year. I've spent significant time in many states already, so I'll need to travel to about 30 states this year to complete this challenge," CEO Mark Zuckerberg post in Facebook last January 3.
Another step on a long quest of Zuckerberg, which is to meet more Americans, would be quietly but forcefully arranging his both personal and business affairs toward a run for his office, according to the Guardian.
Last December, unsealed court filings from a lawsuit revealed that Zuckerberg was talking with the board members on how he might pursue a political career while still keeping control of the company. Perhaps following in mind the questions Donald Trump has faced about dispossessing from his businesses while in the White House.
The rumors and speculation have also drawn on Zuckerberg's Christmas Day message on Facebook, in which he renounced his earlier atheist beliefs. He told a Facebook user who commented on a specific post he wrote on, Dec. 25 that he was no longer an atheist. Though Zuckerberg declined to reveal what religion he was practicing right now, saying, "I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important."
First Step Of Mark Zuckerberg Onto Politics
Zuckerberg took his first significant step onto the political stage in 2013 when he launched Fwd.us, a political advocacy group to shape public policy on immigration. According to Attn, Zuckerberg helped to launch a lobbying group devoted to immigration reform and expanding the H1B visa program, a very critical part of Silicon Valley's talent recruitment.
Also, Zuckerberg made a $100 million donation to reform the public schools in some area such as in Newark, New Jersey. This process may be beset by mismanagement and bad visibility. With that, the question "Will Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Enter US Politics?" will be soon answered. Let us hope that the legendary CEO will have the guts to say a "yes" or a "no" to answer the rumors and speculations.