Zuckerberg responds to Trump tweet that Facebook was “always anti-Trump”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Sept. 27, 2015.

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Last Updated Sep 27, 2017 6:45 PM EDT

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social media network built “a community for all people,” in response to President Trump’s tweet Wednesday morning that Facebook was “always anti-Trump.”

“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 in a statement.

Zuckerberg noted that every candidate had a Facebook page to communicate with “tens of millions.”

He said there were “billions of interactions discussing the issues that may have never happened offline,” and said the platform gave more people a voice than before. He credited Facebook’s “get out the vote” effort with registering as many as 2 million to vote, which he said was more than Mr. Trump or Hillary Clinton’s efforts.

But Zuckerberg said he regretted that he called it “crazy” that Facebook influenced the 2016 election. “This is too important an issue to be dismissive,” he said. 

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