Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to criticize GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in a speech he delivered on Tuesday.
“As I look around the world, I’m starting to see people and nations turning inward, against the idea of a connected world and a global community,” Zuckerberg stated. “I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as ‘others.’ I hear them calling for blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, for reducing trade, and in some cases even for cutting access to the internet.”
“It takes courage to choose hope over fear,” Zuckerberg challenged. “People will always call you naive, but it’s this hope and optimism that’s behind every important step forward.”
Zuckerberg has spent much of the past three years pushing for an increase of foreign worker visas.
“Instead of building walls we can help build bridges. Instead of dividing people we can connect people. We do it one person at a time, one connection at time. That’s why I think the work we’re doing together is more important than it has even been before,” Zuckerberg added.