Mark Zuckerberg insists he's not running for president. But just like your finely tuned privacy settings, things in Facebook Land are never quite what they seem.
Or so hopes the newly formed super PAC Disrupt for America, whose purpose is to convince the boy king of Silicon Valley not so much to abdicate his throne as to augment it.
Specifically, the group wants the Zuck to run for president in 2020. Like, really badly. So badly that it has taken upon itself the task of fomenting what has to be the most significantly misguided wave of peer pressure this country has seen in at least six months.
"We are committed to convincing the American people to convince Mark Zuckerberg to consider a Presidential run in 2020," the groups states on its website, "or at least join the conversation."
We had sooooo many questions, and called up the PAC's treasurer as listed on its FEC statement of organization with the hope of getting some answers. The treasurer, Rodney Giles, declined to go on the record but did direct us to Disrupt for America's press arm. Unfortunately, just like Zuckerberg's effort to discover what it's like to be human, that effort went nowhere.
But that's OK, because there is a wealth of information on the group's site — like the fact that Zuckerberg, in many ways, is already presidential. How do we know this? Why, because of all the qualities he shares with our current president Donald J. Trump, of course.
"In addition to a set of steadfast liberal principals," the website notes, "Mark shares (perhaps more legitimately) many of the qualities of Donald Trump that resonated with everyday Americans – a wealthy, anti-establishment outsider unbeholden to special interests."
Like many things in the world of politics, Disrupt for America's goal of drafting Zuckerberg is probably a long shot. Or at least we should all hope it is, because if his blandly apolitical 50-state tour has taught us anything, it's that the man is fundamentally incapable of taking any kind of meaningful stand.