Mark Zuckerberg as US prez?

Even though he gave up US citizenship in 2012, don’t rule it out. It’s different when they do it.

From Maria Bustillos at Medium:

Mark Zuckerberg is a small man — five foot seven, according to Google — but that is not very widely known, because the only images of him available to the public are carefully crafted to make him look taller, according to former Wired writer Graham Starr. Having once read Starr’s remarks on this subject, it becomes impossible to see photographs of the Facebook founder without also seeing the stagecraft employed in nearly every image to conceal the truth about his height.

Zuckerberg is a brand, the chief executive of one of the world’s most valuable companies, and a would-be presidential candidate. Making him look taller is important because everything about a brand and a would-be president must be crafted to evoke warmth, admiration, and good feelings so the people keep coming, keep reading, keep liking, keep paying. And eventually, someday, maybe, keep coming out to vote.

Taller people tend to win elections, they say. More.

Reality check: Bustillos is still marinating in Trump hatred, as if anyone now cares, but she offers useful information about how Zuck’s firm can make a difference to how the people who choose to live on Facebook might vote.

See also: Bill Maher trashes dying traditional media over fake news

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