Why would Mark Zuckerberg run for the White House? He’s already more powerful than the US President…
Credit: Stephen Collins   

…argues US political commentator and tech writer Joe Trippi within our new thirty minute audio documentary. Joe Trippi is one of a number of influential and informed observers who probe the key questions raised by the Facebook CEO’s not-too-subtle interest in running to be US President…

While the documentary, presented by our technology editor Nigel Cameron, is framed around Mr Zuckerberg’s increasingly discussed exploration of a presidential bid, it is first and foremost an illuminating overview of how the hugely powerful founder of Facebook thinks – and also of the looming battle between Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, Facebook etc – and the growing number of politicians on both sides of the aisle who feel the tech companies need to be cut down to size.


Mark Zuckerberg in 2011 at a presidential campaign event. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. 

This audio is part of a  still unfolding series of articles examining the obstacles between Mr Zuckerberg becoming the second successive US President to have leapt directly from business and into politics with no experience of either electioneering or law-making.

The articles are all gathered here.


This is the third of UnHerd’s audio documentaries – all produced for us by Sean Glynn.

Next week we’ll publish the fourth. Presented by UnHerd columnist Douglas Murray, it will ask why the advanced democracies do so little to remember the victims of communism – and if that failure is of consequence.

Please go to our podcasts and videos page for more – or follow us on Twitter to ensure you learn quickly about all of UnHerd’s podcasts, articles and events.

  1.  By the time of the next presidential election he’ll have passed 35; the minimum age requirement for this highest of the USA’s democratically-elected offices.