Calling U.S. government surveillance a “threat to the internet” is one thing. Calling President Obama to complain about that threat is — well a lot of people would like to take their complaints directly to the President. But he’s a busy man etc., etc.
One of our neighbors did manage to get through to the White House. God only knows why Mr. Obama took his call.
“The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post on Thursday. “They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”
In the post, Zuckerberg said he had called Obama to express his “frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future” and said he was confused by the government’s actions.
Confused? Mark, there’s this guy Ed Snowden. He’s living in Moscow now. He can help.