Zuckerberg to Facebook staff: 'Joe Biden is going to be our next president'

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark ZuckerbergHillicon Valley — Amazon draws COVID scrutiny Meta exec who co-founded Diem digital currency leaving the company Two lawyers who filed suit challenging election results ordered to pay nearly 7K MORE said at a company town hall Thursday that it is clear Joe BidenJoe BidenCDC working to tighten testing requirement for international travelers On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Manchin seeks 'adjustments' to spending plan MORE has won the presidential election, according to a report by BuzzFeed News.

"I believe the outcome of the election is now clear and Joe Biden is going to be our next president," Zuckerberg said, according to BuzzFeed. "It's important that people have confidence that the election was fundamentally fair, and that goes for the tens of millions of people that voted for Trump."

Zuckerberg's comments come as misinformation about the election has been problematic on Facebook after Biden was projected as the winner.

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Zuckerberg has not issued a public statement regarding his thoughts on the election outcome, but denounced Trump for promoting election disinformation, saying, "I think it, of course, is a challenge when the president of the United States is sharing some of these things directly."

Zuckerberg told his employees that Facebook’s third-party fact-checking partners effectively debunked false information claims made on Election Day, and that half of all U.S. Facebook users viewed “reliable voting information” at least 13 times while using the social networking site, according to BuzzFeed News.

Other issues allegedly discussed during the meeting were how Facebook would work with the Biden administration and why Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonJan. 6 panel releases contempt report on Trump DOJ official ahead of censure vote Meadows reaches initial cooperation deal with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel plans vote to censure Trump DOJ official Clark MORE’s Facebook profile was still active.

Twitter suspended Bannon’s account after he called for the heads of top infectious disease expert Anthony FauciAnthony FauciNew variant raises questions about air travel mandates Auschwitz Museum, Jewish groups condemn Lara Logan's Fauci comments Lara Logan compares Fauci to Nazi doctor MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray on "pikes" like "the old times of Tudor England," which sparked backlash and violated their policy on the “glorification of violence.”

Facebook removed pages that linked Bannon to claims of voter fraud, but hasn’t banned the former White House chief strategist from the platform.