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Without naming the GOP frontrunner, the Facebook CEO slammed Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
His thinly-veiled dig came during a speech about freedom of expression and immigration as he warned America risks cutting itself off from the world.
‘As I look around and I travel around the world, I’m starting to see people and nations turning inward, against this idea of a connected world and a global community,’ he said.
‘I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others. For blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, reducing trade, and in some cases around the world even cutting access to the internet.’
Immigration, he told the audience in San Francisco’s Fort Mason center, fuels economic success.
‘Instead of building walls we can help build bridges,’ he added as he mentioned Facebook’s plans to launch a plane that will provide internet signal to disconnected parts of the world.
He concluded: ‘It takes courage to choose hope over fear. People will always call you naive but it’s this hope and this optimism that’s behind every important step forward.’
Zuckerberg has not given his backing to any specific candidate, but this is not the first time he has hit out at Donald Trump.