Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg indirectly ripped Donald Trump Tuesday by railing against the "fearful voices calling for building walls" — vowing that the social media company would continue to focus on connecting people around the world.
"We've gone from a world of isolated communities to one global community, and we are all better off for it," Zuckerberg told participants at Facebook's developer conference in San Francisco, CNBC reports.
"But now, as I look around and I travel around the world, I'm starting to see people and nations turning inward — against this idea of a connected world and community.
"I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others, for blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, reducing trade and, in some cases around the world, even cutting access to the internet," Zuckerberg said, without naming names.
"It takes courage to choose hope over fear," he added.
Zuckerberg, a long supporter of expanded visa programs for skilled immigrants, said that the world was now a global community and that people and nations should not isolate themselves, according to the report.
Trump has called for building a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico and for banning Muslims from entering the country until illegal immigration has been brought under control.
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