that's just not true
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pushed back Wednesday evening against President Trump's claim that the company was "always anti-Trump."
Trump made the declaration on Twitter Wednesday morning, and Zuckerberg responded later in a Facebook post. "Every day I work to bring people together and build a community for everyone," he wrote. "We hope to give all people a voice and create a platform for all ideas. Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump. Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don't like. That's what running a platform for all ideas looks like."
Zuckerberg said Facebook's role in the 2016 election was different than what most people think — there were "billions of interactions discussing the issues that may have never happened offline," he said, and the company helped as many as 2 million people register to vote. Facebook, he said, "will continue to work to build a community for all people. We will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation and subvert elections. We'll keep working to ensure the integrity of free and fair elections around the world, and to ensure our community is a platform for all ideas and force for good in democracy."