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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Nebraska and Iowa

29 June 2017, 05:26 | Dawn Berry

Two Billion People Coming Together on Facebook

Two Billion People Coming Together on Facebook

"A church doesn't just come together". "That's a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of objective and support somewhere else".

"If we can do this, it will not only turn around the whole decline in community membership we've seen for decades, it will start to strengthen our social fabric and bring the world closer together". A little league team has a coach who motivates the kids and helps them hit better.

Every day, more than 800 million people "like" something on Facebook and more than 750 million new friends connect. Now he wants his network, Facebook Inc., to fill the role that churches and social clubs once did in communities.

The Facebook Communities Summit, which was held in Chicago, showcased new features that group admins can make use of to help people who are a part of their communities online.

Facebook claims to have 1.94 billion monthly active users. Facebook also is rolling out new administrative tools meant to simplify the task of screening members and managing communities in hopes that will encourage people to create and cultivate more groups. In many places in Iowa and across the Midwest, people are raised with values that lead them to be more likely to move to other places for college or jobs, and therefore have greater upwards mobility. Chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has written a new mission statement: to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together".

According to tech observers, a favorite talking point of Zuckerberg's - to his credit - is how Facebook members use the platform. Until recently, the Nebraska constitution banned gay marriage. "Increasing user engagement is a necessity for Facebook".

Earlier this year, Facebook blocked a Christian blogger's account several times because she made Bible-based posts critical of homosexuality.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visits Nebraska and Iowa

Gizmodo.com published statements past year from a former Facebook staffer saying the social media giant's "news curators" "routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network's influential "trending" news section".

"We may come from different backgrounds, but we all want to find goal and authenticity in something bigger than ourselves", Zuckerberg wrote.

Zuckerberg himself also openly lobbies for liberal issues.

Some hopefuls have noted that Zuckerberg has, over the past several months, visited USA military bases at home and overseas, arranged to have dinner with OH families branded as plain folks, and even gone so far as to have a photo shoot produced of him "working" on a Ford auto assembly line.

How should young internet users be introduced to new ways to express themselves in a safe environment?

He has also stated that Internet access is a human right.

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