Here’s what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote about PM Narendra Modi in a post

Here’s what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote about PM Narendra Modi in a post
Zuckerberg, who in recent months has been taking a more active role in civic affairs, announced in 2015 that he and his wife Priscilla Chan would donate 99% of their Facebook wealth -- an estimated $45 billion -- to philanthropic causes.

PM Narendra Modi found a special mention in Facebook CEO’s 5700-word letter to the social network’s users. Talking about the importance of establishing a direct dialogue between elected representatives and the citizens he wrote in his note (termed manifesto by some), “Beyond voting, the greatest opportunity is helping people stay engaged with the issues that matter to them every day, not just every few years at the ballot box. We can help establish direct dialogue and accountability between people and our elected leaders.” 

Talking about the rising importance of social media in elections in countries like India, US and Indonesia, he wrote, “In recent campaigns around the world — from India and Indonesia across Europe to the United States — we’ve seen the candidate with the largest and most engaged following on Facebook usually wins.”
The Facebook CEO also gave the example of Kenya, where entire villages are said to be on WhatsApp groups so that they remain in touch with each other, all the time.

The note offers a detailed, idealistic vision of the role of the world’s biggest social network, going well beyond Zuckerberg’s frequent comments on “connecting the world.”

“In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us,” he wrote.

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The post on his Facebook page, titled “Building Global Community,” said the social network with some 1.8 billion members should play a role in improving people’s lives.

“Today I want to focus on the most important question of all: Are we building the world we all want?” he said.

“Facebook stands for bringing us closer together and building a global community. When we began, this idea was not controversial… Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection.”

Zuckerberg said people around the world face threats that are becoming “increasingly global,” like terrorism, natural disasters, disease, refugee crises, and climate change, which “need coordinated responses from a worldwide vantage point.”

He added that non-government organizations have done little to address these problems on a global scale and said that he has “directed Facebook to invest more and more resources into serving this need.”

“My hope is that more of us will commit our energy to building the long term social infrastructure to bring humanity together,” Zuckerberg wrote.

“The answers to these questions won’t all come from Facebook, but I believe we can play a role.”

Zuckerberg, who in recent months has been taking a more active role in civic affairs, announced in 2015 that he and his wife Priscilla Chan would donate 99% of their Facebook wealth — an estimated $45 billion — to philanthropic causes.
Last year, the Chan-Zuckerberg initiative pledged to donate $3 billion over the next decade to research efforts to help banish or manage all disease.
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