Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sought advice from Hillary Clinton’s campaign advisers about getting involved in politics and advancing policy goals such as immigration reform, according to emails published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday.
Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg emailed Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in August 2015 to see if Podesta would be interested in meeting with Zuckerberg, who she described as “hungry to learn” about politics.
“He wants to meet folks who can inform his understanding about effective political operations to advance public policy goals on social oriented objectives,” Sandberg wrote.
Zuckerberg, whose pet issues include immigration reform, education, and scientific research, has already begun using his fortune to influence the political environment by funding advocacy groups. Apparently, he was looking for ways to take his advocacy to the next level.
“Happy to do,” Podesta wrote in response.
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