The Vindicator reported that Zuckerberg dined with the Moore family in Newton Falls, about 55 miles south-east of Cleveland. The newspaper said Zuckerberg had asked his staff to find Democrats who voted for Donald Trump.
Zuckerberg’s trek to Ohio is part of the Facebook founder’s plan to visit and meet people in all 50 states, part of a string of moves which has lead to widespread speculation about whether Zuckerberg intends to run for office himself.
He and his wife also recently pledged $3bn to “cure, prevent or manage” all disease by the end of the century.
Texts released last year as part of a class action suit showed that Zuckerberg had at least discussed the possibility of a run for office with funders such as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.
On Christmas Day 2016, Zuckerberg said he no longer considers himself an atheist, a philosophical position which can be a problem for politicians.
His company has attempted to stay nonpartisan, through criticism of how its business model financially rewarded creators of “fake news” during the presidential campaign. Read more at Alternet.