Mark Zuckerberg plays down Facebook's role in Arab Spring

By REUTERS
May 25, 2011 20:47

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday played down the role his social network had played in revolutions that have rocked countries from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya.

"It's not a Facebook thing, it's an Internet thing," he said when asked about Facebook's part in the so-called Arab Spring. "I think Facebook was neither necessary nor sufficient for any of those things to happen."

"If it weren't Facebook, it would be something else," Zuckerberg said.


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