Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says ISIS and other terrorists can only be defeated by "understanding and empathy."
Zuckerberg made the statement in a Facebook post
announcing the activation of Facebook's Safety Check app in Pakistan. The app messages users to send Facebook messages to their loved ones if a terror attack happens in their vicinity.
In the post, Zuckerberg said, "I believe the only sustainable way to fight back against those who seek to divide us is to create a world where understanding and empathy can spread faster than hate, and where every single person in every country feels connected and cared for and loved. That's the world we can and must build together."
Zuckerberg said that terror attacks in recent months "all had a common thread: they were carried out with a goal to spread fear and distrust, and turn members of a community against each other."
Facebook recently issued an apology for posting a notification to the app for United States and United Kingdom users when a terror attack occurred in Pakistan. Facebook said "This kind of bug is counter to our intent."
that ISIS failed to spread propaganda using Facebook recently. "Where were u guys?" one user posted.
A former defense official showed little love for Zuckerberg after his post, reported the Daily Caller.
Jed Babbin said on Fox Business, "I can't do anything but laugh. This is a very popular concept among 12-year-old girls."
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