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The News Minute | January 9, 2015 | 04.20 pm IST Expressing his sorrow at the loss experienced by the families of those who lost their loved ones in the January 7 shooting at Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine’s headquarters in Paris, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the social networking company Facebook, has posted a stamtent on the shooting. Sharing with Facebook users his own personal collision with extremism in Pakistan, he said that he stood up for this, as even different voices can make the world a better one.  He wrote - "A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed that offended him.We stood up for this because different voices -- even if they're sometimes offensive -- can make the world a better and more interesting place." He also said that Facebook was committed to building a space where freedom of speech can exist. "Yet as I reflect on yesterday's attack and my own experience with extremism, this is what we all need to reject -- a group of extremists trying to silence the voices and opinions of everyone else around the world. I won't let that happen on Facebook. I'm committed to building a service where you can speak freely without fear of violence." Read his entire post below. Post by Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook users however, had different points to make regarding the CEO's statements.  "Mark, being a Pakistani I do appreciate your thoughts but I'd like to clear one thing here, not all the "Pakistani" possess similar mindset & you can't just blame the whole nation on the basis of one person's act. As far as the religious material on Facebook is concerned, I think you're doing a great job in reviewing every application against particular pages/material." Zuckerberg replied to the statement saying that many Pakistanis were his friends and many of them were not like the man who wanted him executed.  Also Read - 16 cartoons that show exactly how the world feels about Charlie Hebdo attack Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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