USA - Zuckerberg Warns Against Opposing Global Thinking

Arno Froese

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe.

The question, the 32-year-old executive said, was whether “the path ahead is to connect more or reverse course,” adding that he stands for bringing people together.

Quoting from a letter Lincoln wrote to Congress in the depths of the Civil War, he wrote to Facebook’s 1.9 billion users: “The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present.”

In comments on Facebook, some users praised Zuckerberg’s note for staying positive, while others declared “globalism” dead.

Facebook is also using artificial intelligence more to flag photos and videos that need human review, Zuckerberg wrote. One-third of all reports to Facebook’s review team are generated by artificial intelligence, he wrote.

Zuckerberg’s letter was “a bit more ambitious and a bit more of the 30,000-foot view than I see from most tech company CEOs,” Peter Micek, global policy and legal counsel at Access Now, an international digital rights group, said in a phone interview.

-www.reuters.com, 17 February 2017

Arno's commentary

Progressive nations throughout the world continuously seek more communication, open borders, and free trade. Countries with isolationist policies have paid a dear price and will do so in the future.

There is a Biblical message in this development. Satan, the god of this world, is trying to establish a global world with peace, prosperity, and security for all. According to Scripture, he will succeed, although only temporarily. Why does the god of this world seek global unity and peace? Answer: it is the deception to mimic the true and perfect unity, namely the true Church of Jesus Christ. Here is what Jesus said in John 17:11: “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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