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

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergNY Times columnist David Brooks says think-tank role 'hasn't affected' his journalism New York Times expands its live news staff Hillicon Valley: YouTube to restore Trump's account | House-passed election bill takes aim at foreign interference | Senators introduce legislation to create international tech partnerships MORE said at a company town hall Thursday that it is clear Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Myanmar military conducts violent night raids Confidence in coronavirus vaccines has grown with majority now saying they want it 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.


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 Bannon'QAnon shaman' is 'wounded' Trump hasn't helped him Why the 'Never-Trumpers' flopped Manhattan prosecutors subpoena Bannon financial documents: CNN 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 FauciSunday shows preview: Manchin makes the rounds after pivotal role in coronavirus relief debate Overnight Defense: White House open to reforming war powers | Army base might house migrant children | Fauci scolds military on vaccine Overnight Health Care: CDC study links masks to fewer COVID-19 deaths | Relief debate stalls in Senate | Biden faces criticism over push to vaccinate teachers 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.