Top hero in Tunisia is probably not a status update Mark Zuckerberg ever thought would appear on his Facebook wall.
Yet that is exactly what Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has anointed the chief executive officer of Facebook after a trip to Tunis this month. But does the CEO even want to be called heroic in foreign countries?
“The national hero in Egypt is a guy named Mark Zuckerberg. I called him and told him that,” McCain told a group of reporters gathered Wednesday morning at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.
The Arizona senator said he saw first-hand in his recent visit to protest-ridden Egypt and Tunisia with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) the level of hero-worship devoted to Zuckerberg and to Facebook, which protest organizers used to get out word of the demonstrations that ousted the longtime presidents of both countries.