A lot of the Twitter reaction to this story has been that it was "no big deal." If you feel that way, I won't argue against you. But any interactions between the most powerful man in technology and an active presidential campaign are worth covering IMO
Over the weekend, Pete Buttigieg criticized Hillary Clinton for her cleverly-worded warning about Russian shill Tulsi Gabbard. Now, we find out that he’s working with FB super-criminal Mark Zuckerberg. Et tu, Pete?
so buttigieg is attacking elizabeth warren while being advised by mark zuckerberg? 🤔
Scoop: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg’s campaign, a rare example of direct political involvement from one most powerful tech executives, reports.
completely cancelled... no longer a possibility for me Zuckerberg Is Quietly Advising Buttigieg on Campaign Hires
Zuckerberg Has Quietly Advised Buttigieg on Campaign Hires
If you're worried that malefactors of great wealth may have too much influence over Pete Buttigieg ... your worries may be justified. I mean, taking advice from Zuckerberg given all we know about Facebook ...
BREAKING: Mark Zuckerberg Is Advising the Pete Buttigieg Campaign
Surprised “he was also one of Facebook’s first 300 users” isn’t one of Mayor Pete’s standard intro lines
I wouldnt take advice from Zuck if he was the last billionaire on the planet but that’s just me.
In his NYT editorial board interview, Pete Buttigieg was asked about his relationship with Mark Zuckerberg after and I reported Zuckerberg sent staff recommendations to his campaign. His response below and here’s our full story:
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign, two of which were hired (Bloomberg)
Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign
Remember when communing with Zuckerberg and Facebook was a COOL thing for Democratic candidates? More complicated now.
Scoop: Mark Zuckerberg quietly made recommendations for hires for the Pete Buttigieg campaign, marking rare involvement in a presidential run fascinating from
Mark Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign