Facebook’s Zuckerberg says he’s ‘more religious’ since becoming a dad – The Times of Israel

Facebook’s Zuckerberg says he’s ‘more religious’ since becoming a dad – The Times of Israel

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he has grown “more religious” after becoming a father and as a result of the “challenges we’ve been through as a company.” According to Business Insider, Zuckerberg made the comments Friday at a conference in Utah. When asked about who he turns to as a mentor, the Jewish boss of the social media giant said he has turned to religion. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up “I’ve become more religious, ” he said, without explicitly mentioning his Jewish faith. “The last few years have been really humbling for me.” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP) “I think there’s a comfort in knowing and having confidence that there are things bigger than you, ” he said. “It’s why I have so much faith in democracy overall, it’s why I care so much about giving people a voice.” Zuckerberg later clarified: “I did not mean to say that God is a mentor.” Zuckerberg has posted snippets of his Jewish ....

Facebook replaced the tag suggestion tool with a broader facial recognition setting last year. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote address at F8, Facebook’s developer conference in San Jose, Calif, on May 1, 2018 (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Facebook is under growing regulatory scrutiny around the world. In the US, it faces several government investigations for alleged anti-competitive behavior. Last August, it was fined $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations, the largest FTC fine ever for a tech company. Amid ongoing criticism about how Facebook handles the private data of its users Zuckerberg has announced that the company was shifting course for a more “privacy-focused” future. This includes emphasizing small-group and private communication, though details are still scant. It’s not clear if this privacy focus will mean anything for how ads on Facebook are targeted, which has always been among the chief concerns for privacy advocates. And Facebook continues to face challenges over election interference. After Russian actors used social media platforms like Facebook to interfere in the 2016 US elections, the companies say they have tried to clamp down on fake accounts, misinformation and other forms of misuse. Last month the company ....

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