MarketWatch First Take: Zuckerberg’s ‘manifesto’ is just an ad for Facebook, not a rebuke of Trump

Mark Zuckerberg posted a 6,000-word “State of the Union”-style mission statement for Facebook Inc. on Thursday, which many in the media immediately took to calling a “manifesto” that refutes the isolationist ideas of President Donald Trump.


The lengthy diatribe, which is nothing like the pithy, controversial manifestos of political and artistic movements of the past, is just Zuckerberg’s attempt to create a warm and fuzzy feeling for Facebook FB, +0.30% The world’s largest social network has taken a public beating for being a platform for fake news during the recent U.S. presidential election, and been excoriated by some on the left for keeping Trump advisor and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel on its board.

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