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Filmmaker Ken Burns calls Facebook CEO "enemy of the state"


Politically influenced documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has called for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to be incarcerated during a recent podcast from the New York Times.

Describing the businessman as an “enemy of the state”, Burns commented: “He doesn’t give a shit about us, the United States…He knows he can transcend it. He can get away to any place. And so it’s just about filthy lucre, that’s it”. 

Elaborating on his bitter dislike of the Facebook founder, Burns went on to go after the current chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, regarding her “complicit” in the wrongdoings of the company. 

“These people — and Sheryl is a complicit — the Nuremberg of this, is if it ever happens, which it won’t, will be pretty interesting,” Burns commented, “The way that we’ve been able to temporise and say, oh, it’s okay, we’ll just go a little bit further”.

It comes after Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters also rejected Facebook back in June in their request to use ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ in an advert for Instagram. Speaking at a forum in support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Waters produced a letter from the Facebook team detailing their request, stating, the company “feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and so necessary today, which speaks to how timeless the work is”. 

Categorically rejecting the offer, Water’s commented, “So it’s a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me,” before adding, “arrived this morning, with an offer of a huge, huge amount of money, and the answer is – fuck you! No fucking way!”. 

Continuing his tirade, he notes: “And I only mention that because it’s the insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. So those of us who do have any power, and I do have a little bit – in terms of control of the publishing of my songs I do anyway. So I will not be a party to this bullshit, Zuckerberg”.