Facebook CEO Fuels Rumors About Political Career With 2017 Challenge


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has started off a round of wondering about his intentions after he posted a new personal challenge that he plans to undertake in the new year.

The Facebook CEO has made such challenges a norm in recent years but this most recent one is causing some speculation about whether he has plans to enter politics.

By the end of the year 2017, Mark Zuckerberg intends to have visited and met people in every state in the US.

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Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook;

“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,”

“After a tumultuous last year, my hope for this challenge is to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future.”

The Facebook CEO couched his challenge in very political terms stating that the country was “at a turning point in history”.  He then went on to talk about challenges and divisions that have sprung up in recent years. According to him;

“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.”

The challenge alone is not reason enough to believe that the Facebook CEO is looking into a political career but it does add further credence to other moves he has made. Bloomberg cited court filings from last month that showed Mark Zuckerberg seeking an allowance to serve two years in government without losing control of Facebook.

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There is also the seeming Christmas miracle that saw him declaring his belief that religion was “very important” and that he was no longer an atheist. Atheism is not a great card to play in politics.

He has also spent time traveling the globe and meeting world leaders and even the Pope in August with whom he discussed the “use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and make a message of hope arrive, especially to those most in need”.

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He has also spent time traveling the globe and meeting world leaders and even the Pope in August with whom he discussed the “use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and make a message of hope arrive, especially to those most in need”.

Nothing may be for sure now besides the fact that the social media maven would be a considerable opponent (should he decide to throw his hat in the ring) in the current world where the internet and social media have become great tools for political campaigns.