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Facebook's Zuckerberg admits to have advised Buttigieg on attitudes, but says nothing about an endorsement



Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday wanted to clarify that while he advised the Democratic presidential candidate for 2020, Pete Buttigieg, during some campaigning, this move "should not be seen as an endorsement."

Speech during a conference call Zuckerberg said to reporters that he and Buttigieg had a number of college friends in common and that some of his Facebook colleagues had asked him to forward their CVs to Indian mayor South Bend, hoping to get a job to get his presidential campaign.

"This should not be so misunderstood as if I was deeply involved in trying to support their campaign or similar," Zuckerberg said during the call.

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Both Zuckerberg and Buttigieg attended Harvard University, but their time at Ivy League School in 2003 and 2004 overlapped history and literature, while Zuckerberg was known to quit school in his sophomore year.

Zucker's comments on the Buttigieg campaign came when the social media platform announced a Presidential Office donor tracker that allowed users to view the site, what regions they were targeting and an ad for Facebook, Instagram or Messenger.

The news also follows what many have termed Buttigieg's best debut performance in the 2020 election campaign fire by sending Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., On her health plan and former Representative Beto O Rourke, Texas, to challenge weapons control sharply.

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"I do not mind being a little bit professorial sometimes," Buttigieg said in a conversation with reporters last month. He added, "Sometimes I think I'm misunderstood because I'm loose, I'm misunderstood because I'm bloodless." Suffolk survey of Iowa citizens reveals that he overtakes Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders and takes third place behind Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Hillary Vaughn and The Associated Press of Fox News have contributed to this report.


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