Facebook is making it harder for certain men to cheat, according to the social media company’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
As part of a trip to Williston, N.D., Zuckerberg met with a number of people who moved to the town for the available hydraulic fracturing (fracking) jobs. The opportunities for employment triggered a huge influx of would-be workers, but most were men. In fact, the disparity between genders was as high at 30 men to one woman at one point, according to Zuckerberg. The ratio has since fallen to 10 to one, still a severely imbalanced proportion.
Men and women — some of whom live in another city or state — come into the town to work on the drilling rigs, usually for a two week period. Many then go home for a two week break before returning for more work. (RELATED: One Small North Dakota Town Taught Mark Zuckerberg Exactly Why Donald Trump Is President)
“The women I met said they feel safe, but they had unique stories,” Zuckerberg wrote Tuesday, adding that “some told me about finding out their boyfriends had families back home” through the social media platform.
Zuckerberg said he received gratitude from many of the women for making it “harder for these men to live double lives.” While the situation in Williston is not very common, Facebook can be utilized by others for the same purpose.
The trip to the small North Dakota town is not out of the ordinary for the tech wunderkind. Zuckerberg is currently embarking on a tour across America, visiting parts of the country to which he has never been. (RELATED: Zuckerberg Seems To Be Doing A Better Job Of Campaigning Than Hillary)
While exploring a Wisconsin family farm at the end of April, he participated in a number of different activities for the first time, including driving a 70-year-old tractor, feeding a calf and trying unpasteurized milk straight from a cow. Zuckerberg was also invited to eat dinner with a family in Ohio around that time. He specifically asked his staff to arrange a dinner with Democrats who voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, eventually finding a man who reportedly voted for former President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but campaigned heavily for Trump.
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