Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg talks with James Bennet about the knowledge economy, immigration reform, and his mission to provide Internet access for the world. This AtlanticLive event was hosted by the Newseum.
James Bennet has been editor in chief of The Atlantic since 2006. Before joining the Atlantic staff, Bennet was the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times. During his three years in Israel, his coverage of the Middle East conflict was widely acclaimed for its balance and sensitivity. His much-lauded long-form writing for The New York Times Magazine was responsible for catching the eye of Atlantic owner David Bradley during his year-long search for a new editor. Upon accepting the position, Bennet told a Times reporter that he saw the Atlantic job as “a chance to help, encourage and preserve the practice of serious, long-form journalism.” Prior to his work in Jerusalem, he served as the Times’ White House correspondent and was preparing to join its Beijing bureau when he was offered the Atlantic editorship. Bennet began his journalism career at the Washington Monthly.
Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook, which he founded in 2004.
Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more
efficiently with their friends, families and coworkers. Mark is
responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for
the company. He leads the design of Facebook's service and development
of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark attended Harvard
University and studied computer science before moving the company to
Palo Alto, California.
When Mark Zuckerberg was asked where he identified on the political spectrum on his trip to Washington, he responded, "I'm pro-knowledge economy." While Zuckerberg touted education and immigration reform, he added, it is hard to affiliate with being either a democrat or a republican.