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Facebook chief Zuckerberg ‘tackling politics’

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Posted March 27, 2013
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pictured during a media event at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on March 7, 2013. Zuckerberg is helping form a group to lobby for US political reform in areas such as education and immigration policy, according to US media reports spreading online on Tuesday.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pictured during a media event at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on March 7, 2013. Zuckerberg is helping form a group to lobby for US political reform in areas such as education and immigration policy, according to US media reports spreading online on Tuesday.

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is helping form a group to lobby for US political reform in areas such as education and immigration policy, according to US media reports spreading online.

The San Francisco Chronicle, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal were among outlets reporting on Tuesday that the 28-year-old co-founder of the world’s leading social network was helping unite technology industry in a political action group.

News reports cited unnamed sources and Facebook would not comment.

The group, which had yet to be named, reportedly set a goal of raising about $50 million, with significant contributions already provided by Zuckerberg and other technology industry executives.

Silicon Valley’s long crusade to break open doors to America for foreigners with key technology skills hinges on a political battle in Washington over broader immigration reform.

Read more at: Phys.org

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