October 24, 2019
Speaking at a hearing of the House Committee on Financial Services today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg echoed a point often made at Breitbart News and by conservatives — that trade links with China have harmed rather than helped the cause of freedom.
“I think it’s fair to say that my views have evolved,” said Zuckerberg. “I probably ten years ago would have been more optimistic that trying to work in China could have contributed to making a more open society.”
Without naming specific examples, the Facebook CEO went on to cite cases “in the last few weeks” showing American values’ being “compromised” by their links to China.
“Today it seems in some cases that in some cases working in China not only does not do that but compromises American companies’ ability to promote our values abroad and around the world, and I think we’ve seen that in the last few weeks in a number of cases.”
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