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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on International Growth

As Facebook celebrates its 500 millionth member, ABC World News Tonight anchor Diane Sawyer talked with founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a rare broadcast interview. But in May, I had a chance to interview Zuckerberg mostly about the company’s privacy problems. We also talked about Facebook’s growth strategy including his plans to expand overseas including in Russia and Japan.

And how will Facebook continue to grow? Zuckerberg says it’s by tapping into the “core human need” that “people really want to stay connected with their friends and family and the community around them.”

Even though he just told Diane Sawyer that he wasn’t sure the company would reach a billion members, in June he reportedly said that “it is almost a guarantee” that Facebook would eventually reach that milestone.

My CBS News 1-minute segment on Facebook’s 500 million milestone (includes cuts from Zuckerberg)

Diane Sawyer’s ABC News interview

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