Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday praised the work of journalists "who work tirelessly" to "surface the truth."
"It seems like a good time to say thank you to all the journalists around the world who work tirelessly and sometimes put their lives in danger to surface the truth," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "I don't always agree with everything you say, but that's how democracy is supposed to work."
"I know I join many people in America and across the world in thanking you for your work," he added.
Facebook itself has become a primary way for readers to get news, instead of newspapers, according to Axios.
"While Zuckerberg's comments are an obvious jab at Donald Trump's disdain for the press, they're also ironic given his company's massive impact on the media industry. Though Facebook refuses to call itself a ‘media company,' it has not only drawn a huge portion of digital ad spend, but also become one of the main sources of news for its users," Kia Kokalitcheva wrote in the Axios post.
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