Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder, started his journey accompanied by his wife, Priscilla, around United States to promote actions against anti-globalization. On February 16, the entrepreneur published a manifesto on Facebook titled Building Global Community through which he expressed his concern on how globalization helps eradicate global problems like terrorism, climate change and poverty.

“When we (Facebook) began, this idea was not controversial. Every year, the world got more connected and this was seen as as a positive trend.” Zuckerberg writes in the open letter, “Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connections.”

During February, the Facebook Chairman’s agenda seemed busy. He visited an oil rig on a drill ship in the Gulf of Mexico to “get a sense of what it’s like to work in the oil industry”. He also joined the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, LA, the Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi.

“Building a global community that works for everyone starts with millions of smaller communities and intimate social structures,” Zuckerberg posted on Facebook.  

The couple stopped by the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS. where he met Morgan Freeman and a couple of blues artists. Alabama and Texas were also a part of the Zuckerberg family’s agenda, one that could be considered as a political one that the US President is neglecting to promote.

On March 1, Zuckerberg announced new Facebook tools to help people who may attempt suicide or have suicidal thoughts. Facebook redesigned its suicide prevention tools through which people now can reach out to friends directly and helpline organization such as Crisis Text Line, Lifeline, and the National Eating Disorder Association. Also, the tools feature ways to use artificial intelligence to identify patterns in posts from precedents suicidal cases to detect potential suicide publications.

– Gabriel Santos, Correspondent (Business)

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