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A year ago, you probably thought Mark Zuckerberg was running for president

One hundred cut-outs of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stand on the southeast lawn of the Capitol, put up by Avaaz, a global civic movement that is asking Facebook to ban bots and disinformation before midterm elections in November. Foto: Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez

The big meme about Mark Zuckerberg in 2017 was that he was running for president. It wasn't true, Zuckerberg said twice, but the meme didn't die.

When he visited cattle ranches and factories - part of his New Year's resolution to visit all the U.S. states he hadn't been to yet - people saw campaign stops. When the charity Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, run together hired a Democratic pollster to consult on a project, Politico wrote that the news came "amid speculation about Zuckerberg's political ambitions."..

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