Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg made a mention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a long post made on the social networking website detailing his plans to 'bring humanity together'.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg made a mention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a long post made on the social networking website detailing his plans to ‘bring humanity together’. Talking about how people have been engaging with leaders on issues and everyday matters, even after voting them to the government. Zuckerberg talked about how social media can help in a direct dialogue and accountability between citizens and their elected politicians. Citing the example of Narendra Modi, Zuckerberg said that the Prime Minister has asked ministers to share information on Facebook to enable people to get direct feedback.
Interestingly, talking about the power of social media in world politics, Zuckerberg added, “In Kenya, whole villages are in WhatsApp groups together, including their representatives. 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.” He said that like television became the primary source of communication in the last generation, social media is defining the 21st century. PM Modi has long been associated with social media and especially Facebook. He had met Zuckerberg at the highly publicised meeting in 2015.
Mark Zuckerberg said that progress now requires ‘humanity coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community.’ He offered his social media platform as the solution to bring ‘us closer together.’ Mark Zuckerberg, has been denying reports which suggested that he wants to be involved in US politics, but his latest post is like a manifesto regarding world politics and international relations.
Mark Zuckerberg started his post by asking, “On our journey to connect the world, we often discuss products we’re building and updates on our business. Today I want to focus on the most important question of all: are we building the world we all want?” He also talked about how our opportunities are not more globalised than ever and so are the responses to challenges.