Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Help the News Business

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Mark Zuckerberg claimed Facebook was founded with political expression in mind. A former Facebook exec called that 'pretty obviously incorrect.'. During a recent speech at Georgetown University, Mark Zuckerberg depicted Facebook's origin as rooted in enabling open political speech. The reality is that Facebook was an evolution of an attractiveness rating site developed by Zuckerberg while he was a student at Harvard. Zuckerberg was called out on his revisionist history by former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos in an interview published by Columbia Journalism Review this week. "The idea that it was originally created to give...