Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote a post Thursday afternoon criticizing the Obama administration for not taking more steps to protect the privacy of Americans.
“The internet works because most people and companies do the same,” he said to his 26 million Facebook followers. “We work together to create this secure environment and make our shared space even better for the world.”
The 29-year-old CEO went on to say that he’s “confused” and “frustrated” by the government’s behavior.
“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government,” he wrote. “The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”
Mr. Zuckerberg said he called President Obama personally to express his concern about “the damage the government is creating for all of our future.”
“Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform,” he said. “So it’s up to us — all of us — to build the internet we want.”