Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a surprise interview Tuesday to a bunch of editors and executives from publications across the country.
The media executives – from Business Insider, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time Inc, CNN, Buzzfeed and more – were gathered at the Rosewood hotel in Silicon Valley for a conference called OTR.
“OTR” stands for “off the record,” and we were all told that’s what yesterday’s meeting with Zuckerberg was supposed to be.
But then, just after 4:00 PM local time, the world’s most powerful 33-year-old walked into a sunny conference room, shook everyone’s hand, sat down and announced our conversation would be on the record.
Over the next hour or so, Zuckerberg launched into a freewheeling discussion about Facebook’s relationship with the media and Facebook’s role and responsibilities as the world’s most most visible platform for news and journalism.
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