Mark Zuckerberg: I Vented To Obama About Government’s Internet Behavior

News

By: / March 14, 2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a bone to pick with President Obama.

In a Facebook post Thursday (March 13), Zuck expressed his frustrations about the government’s Internet behavior, saying that he called up the Commander-in-Chief to spark reform.

“The internet works because most people and companies do the same. We work together to create this secure environment and make our shared space even better for the world. This is why I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.

He continues, “The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”

“I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.”

The post comes a day after the The Intercept released a report on how the National Security Agency can “fake a Facebook server in order to infect and examine a target’s computer,” according to files obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Zuckerberg, who inspired the movie Social Network, signed off by calling web users to build a safer and stronger Internet.

“So it’s up to us — all of us — to build the internet we want,” he wrote. “Together, we can build a space that is greater and a more important part of the world than anything we have today, but is also safe and secure. I’m committed to seeing this happen, and you can count on Facebook to do our part.”