Zuckerberg dismisses presidential bid rumours


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Zuckerberg dismisses presidential bid rumours

  • 25 January 2017
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Fb chief government Mark Zuckerberg says he has no plans to run for president of the USA.

When requested by Buzzfeed News, he stated: "No, I am targeted on constructing our group at Fb and dealing on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative."

Hypothesis that Mr Zuckerberg may run for president was fuelled when he made political feedback and introduced a tour of US states.

The 32-year-old can be sufficiently old to face for president in 2020.

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Picture caption There was hypothesis that Mr Zuckerberg will run for president

In April 2016, Fortune reported that Fb had agreed modifications to its firm construction that may permit Mr Zuckerberg to face in an election.

He has additionally softened his strategy to faith, describing it as "essential", in a Christmas submit.

Mr Zuckerberg had beforehand described himself as an atheist, which could have restricted his attraction with some US residents.

In January, he announced a "private problem" to go to and converse to individuals in each US state, together with 30 he had not visited earlier than.

Presidential candidates sometimes tour US states to drum up help.

Buzzfeed Information stated Mr Zuckerberg had "not instantly responded" to additional questions on potential political ambitions.