Una Mullally: Beware political ambition of tech billionaires
Politics is played out over a web of social media. Imagine a White House Zuckerberg
Una Mullally: Political posturing of Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg should leave us all reaching for the emoji that most signifies concerned.
You know the anecdotes politicians use to appear relatable? Enda Kenny meeting a man with two pints in his hands discussing the financial impact of water charges? David Cameron happening to bump into someone on the street whose question fits his policy proposals perfectly? Trump talking about all the people who whoop and holler in agreement with his lunacy? That.
Now imagine if a future politician did actually know people individually and intimately. The political posturing Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is making should leave us all reaching for the emoji that most signifies concerned. Having handed over our privacy and personalities to Zuckerberg and co, we are now at their mercy.