Source: Zuckerberg forming political group

Source: Zuckerberg forming political group

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses as he delivers a keynote address during the Facebook f8 conference on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the conference introducing a Timeline feature to the popular social network. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 28 at 9:32 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is forming a political group to address issues such as education reform, immigration and scientific research.

   The person says the group will formally launch in the coming weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is not public. The San Francisco Chronicle, Politico and others reported on it earlier.

   Zuckerberg, 28, has already used his Facebook wealth to address political issues close to him. He donated $100 million of Facebook stock to Newark, N.J., schools. He also has announced plans to donate nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity to fund health and education issues.

   In February he hosted a campaign event in his Palo Alto, Calif., home for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
 

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