Mark Zuckerberg reageert op Donald Trump

mark-zuckerbergOprichter van Facebook Mark Zuckerberg heeft gereageerd op de opmerking van de Republikeinse presidentskandidaat Donald Trump dat Islamitische vluchtelingen tijdelijk niet welkom zijn in de Verenigde Staten.

Op zijn Facebook pagina schrijft de baas van ‘s werelds grootste sociale netwerk het volgende bericht wat inmiddels meer dan 1,5 miljoen likes heeft gekregen en meer dan 230.000 gedeeld is:

I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world.

After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others.

As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isn’t against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone.

If you’re a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you.

Having a child has given us so much hope, but the hate of some can make it easy to succumb to cynicism. We must not lose hope. As long as we stand together and see the good in each other, we can build a better world for all people.

Zuckerberg krijgt ook kritiek te verduren. Zo schreef de Joodse journalist Phil Assouline als commentaar:

Can you also fight antisemitism? FB is the main driver of antisemitism and terrorism in israel now (among other examples of hate speech). Yet when we report vile content it stays up but posts opposing antisemitism get shut down. Wake up man. You’re unwittingly screwing up the world.

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