I'm personally saddened by this mob violence — which is exactly what this is. The peaceful transition of power is critical to the functioning of democracy, and we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first. — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
I'm personally saddened by this mob violence — which is exactly what this is. The peaceful transition of power is critical to the functioning of democracy, and we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first. — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says DC 'mob violence' marks 'a dark moment in our nation's history' (FB)
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday evening condemned attacks by Trump supporters in Washington, DC, as "mob violence," The New York Times reporter Mike Isaac said in a tweet.
  • "The peaceful transition of power is critical to the functioning of democracy, and we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first," Zuckerberg said, according to Isaac.
  • Zuckerberg also briefly discussed Facebook's response, including its decision to remove a video Trump posted, and said Facebook's DC-based employees were safe, according to Isaac.
"This is a dark moment in our nation's history, and I know many of you are frightened and concerned about what's happening in Washington, D.C.," Zuckerberg said in a memo seen by New York Times reporter Mike Isaac.

"I'm personally saddened by this mob violence — which is exactly what this is. The peaceful transition of power is critical to the functioning of democracy, and we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first," the memo continued.