Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is not a very popular man on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Mia Brier, a native Hawaiian, launched a campaign to stop Zuckerberg from “colonizing” Kauai. In just one week, A petition at change.org He collected nearly 500,000 signatures.
Brier describes Zuckerberg as “greedy” to sue Indigenous Hawaiians who own nearly 100 million dollars of property.
“Mark Zuckerberg is the sixth richest man in the world… and is suing the native Hawaiians for his lands in Kauai so he can build a mansion. They made life there. They built families there. The Hawaiian people are already badly treated. We have to let them have it. “
Zuckerberg spokesperson Newsweek said “The basis of this petition is wrong”.
In 2017, Zuckerberg sued indigenous Hawaiians, who owned almost a dozen small parcels, to force them to sell their land at auction so they could “raise” their privacy.
“Mark doesn’t sue native Hawaiians and no one has been forced out of the country. At the beginning of 2017, Mark withdrew from the process of clearing the title on the land he bought in Kauai, ”Zuckerberg spokesman told Newsweek.
“Beyond the farm, Mark and (his wife) Priscilla made commitments to Kauai charities to improve the island’s education and health systems, promote protection, and encourage efforts to get rid of floods and COVID-19,” the spokesman said. .
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