NewYork, American media is abuzz with speculations about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s political ambitions. Mark Zuckerberg has kicked off a political storm in America with his “Personal Challenge 2017” campaign. Many of American political pundits are seeing this campaign as “Politically Motivated” and claim that it is kick off of Zuckerberg’s 2020 Presidential Election campaign. They believe that Mark is ambitious to become President of America. During his Personal Challenge 2017, Zuckerberg plans to visit 50 states of the country and meet people. If its true then President Donald Trump has serious a completion standing right inside his own doors.
When Mark Zuckerberg first posted his “Personal Challenge 2017” on his FB page on 4th January committing to visit all 50 states of America and meet people, no one questioned his intention then. But his meeting with democrats while visiting Ohio and recent announcement of David Plouffe joining Chang-Zuckerberg initiative to lead policy and advocacy. David Plouffe served as the campaign manager for Barak Obama. Zuckerberg also dropped the “Atheist” tag saying, I was brought up as Jewish. There was a period when I questioned every thing. But now I believe that religion is very important. Political Pundits claim that dropping “Atheist” tag is also indicating that he wants to capture strong Jewish community. Though few others have different view on this. They say that his campaign is aimed at restoring people’s faith in FB, which came under attack after some fake news claimed that FB monitors and manipulates people’s content.
Mark’s Post dated 4th July 2017:-
“Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn new things and grow outside of my work. In recent years, I’ve run 365 miles, built a simple AI for my home, read 25 books and learned Mandarin.
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.
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.
Priscilla and I have enjoyed taking road trips together since we started dating. Recently, I’ve traveled around the world and visited many cities, and now I’m excited to explore more of our country and meet more people here.
Going into this challenge, it seems we are at a turning point in history. 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.
My work is about connecting the world and giving everyone a voice. I want to personally hear more of those voices this year. It will help me lead the work at Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative so we can make the most positive impact as the world enters an important new period.
My trips this year will take different forms — road trips with Priscilla, stops in small towns and universities, visits to our offices across the country, meetings with teachers and scientists, and trips to fun places you recommend along the way.
I’ve enjoyed doing these challenges with our community and I’ll post tomorrow about how everyone around the world can join in. I’m looking forward to this challenge and I hope to see you out there!”