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Facebook CEO helps plant garden, meets with DPD

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in North Texas this week. He volunteered in Dallas and met with police Monday before his scheduled court testimony Tuesday.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in North Texas this week. He volunteered in Dallas and met with police Monday before his scheduled court testimony Tuesday. AP archives

The billionaire CEO of Facebook is in North Texas to testify in a lawsuit, and spent some of his time in North Texas doing community service.

Mark Zuckerberg, 32, wrote on his Facebook page — which has more than 84 million followers — about his community service Monday to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. He helped plant a community garden in Oak Cliff.

“Oak Cliff is a food desert, so the garden we worked on is going to be a source of fresh fruits and vegetables for the community,” he wrote.

Zuckerberg — the fifth richest person in the world, according to Forbes — also met with Dallas police officers to discuss “how social media is changing law enforcement.”

“Facebook and technologies like live video create new ways to build accountability and trust, but they also create new challenges for police that didn’t exist before,” Zuckerberg wrote.

Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify in Dallas Federal Court on Tuesday in a lawsuit seeking $2 billion from one of his companies, according to KRLD.

Tech company ZeniMax is accusing Zuckerberg’s company Oculus of stealing technology for a virtual-reality headset, KRLD reported, saying former ZeniMax employee John Carmack stole data before leaving for a job at Oculus.

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