Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today published an appeal in recognizing the severe shortcomings and blind spots that his company has created.

At just under 7,000 words, Zuckerberg announced the new mantra of the company – connecting the world – an overview of the current political climate, socio-economic impact of globalization on consumers on Facebook, and the need to accelerate research on climate change and pandemics.

Zuckerberg addresses Facebook’s role in building a “Supportive”, “safe”, “informed”, “Civically-engaged” and “inclusive” community. Here is a brief overview of what he says:

Supportive communities
Our goal is to strengthen existing communities by helping us come together online as well as offline, as well as enabling us to form completely new communities, transcending physical location. When we do this, beyond connecting online, we reinforce our physical communities by bringing us together in person to support each other.

Safe communities
The path forward is to recognize that a global community needs social infrastructure to keep us safe from threats around the world, and that our community is uniquely positioned to prevent disasters, help during crises, and rebuild afterwards. Keeping the global community safe is an important part of our mission — and an important part of how we’ll measure our progress going forward.

Informed communities
Connecting everyone to the internet is also necessary for building an informed community. For the majority of people around the world, the debate is not about the quality of public discourse but whether they have access to basic information they need at all, often related to health, education and jobs.

Civically-engaged communities
On a daily basis, people use their voices to share their views in ways that can spread around the world and grow into movements. The Women’s March is an example of this, where a grandmother with an internet connection wrote a post that led her friends to start a Facebook event that eventually turned into millions of people marching in cities around the world.

Inclusive communities
This has been painful for me because I often agree with those criticizing us that we’re making mistakes. These mistakes are almost never because we hold ideological positions at odds with the community, but instead are operational scaling issues. Our guiding philosophy for the Community Standards is to try to reflect the cultural norms of our community.

Zuckerberg’s Building Global Community is definitely worth reading in its entirety — if you’ve got an hour to kill, anyway.

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