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4/7/2013 (1 year ago)

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First comments seen as boastful, arrogant

Facebook multi-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is planning to enter the world of politics - and many have found his initial comments to do so especially arrogant and boastful. Twenty-eight-year old Zuckerberg is planning to launch a new political advocacy group made up of Silicon Valley figures. Their focus will initially concentrate on immigration and education reform.

Mark Zuckerberg held a fundraiser in Silicon Valley for New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Both Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan became close with the governor since he donated $100 million in 2011 to help improve public schools in one of the state's toughest cities.

Mark Zuckerberg held a fundraiser in Silicon Valley for New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Both Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan became close with the governor since he donated $100 million in 2011 to help improve public schools in one of the state's toughest cities.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/7/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Mark Zuckerberg, politics, dalliances, governor, Facebook


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A leaked prospectus for the Political Action Committee has revealed comments saying that those in information technology have political power due to their bank balance and social standing.

The claims come in an e-mail document drawn up by Joe Green is the former college roommate of Zuckerberg who, unlike his famous friend, decided to stay enrolled in Harvard instead of dropping out to make Facebook.

Under a section titled "our tactical assets," the prospectus lists three reasons why "people in tech" can be organized into "one of the most powerful political forces."

"1. We control massive distribution channels, both as companies and individuals. We saw the tip of the iceberg with SOPA/PIPA.

"2. Our voice carries a lot of weight because we are broadly popular with Americans.

"3. We have individuals with a lot of money. If deployed properly this can have huge influence in the current campaign finance environment."

The prospectus also states that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is founding member of the group named "Human Capital." Source suggests that Gates has not yet signed up -- and the group will not go by that name.

 "Some of the information contained in this email is outdated and not representative of the kind of work this organization will perform," Green says. "Moreover, I regret some of the language in the email was poorly-chosen and could give a misimpression of the views and aspirations of this organization and those associated with it."

Zuckerberg has dallied in politics with a few scattered donations in the past, but now he will have a formal avenue where he can direct funding towards projects and candidates that are close to his heart.

Formerly neutral in politics, Zuckerberg's allegiances have become more and more public of late.

Zuckerberg held a fundraiser in Silicon Valley for New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Both Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla became close with the governor since he donated $100 million in 2011 to help improve public schools in one of the state's toughest cities. A fan with that kind of money could undoubtedly be helpful for Christie as he evaluates his presidential prospects for 2016.

"They admire his leadership on education reform and other issues and look forward to continuing their important work together on behalf of Newark's school children. Mark and Priscilla are happy to host him at their home to support his re-election," Facebook spokesman Sarah Feinberg says.

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