New York: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going to trave Europe again next month. Zuckerberg will start trip in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, where I’ll be talking with Jessi Hempel about Internet.org and our plans to use solar-powered planes, satellites and lasers to connect the world.
After that he will travel to Berlin for a Townhall Q&A in one of my favorite cities in the world. More than 27 million people use Facebook in Germany, and it’s inspiring to serve a country that in my lifetime showed the power of community to tear down walls.
Our community in Europe is important to me personally. People have shared amazing stories with me about the way people and businesses across the continent use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.
In the last year we’ve seen how connectivity can be a tool for addressing important challenges — like organizing support around the refugee crisis. Europe is the cultural leader in determining whether the world will become more open and connected, or more closed and isolated. Its culture shapes the whole world.