Infrastructure Migration Completed

We’re excited to share that we recently completed a migration of the back-end infrastructure for The Zuckerberg Files from UW-Milwaukee to Marquette University’s digital Institutional Repository. The archive remains on the “Digital Commons Network” powered by bepress, but now sits within the purview of the great team at Raynor Memorial Libraries.

User access accounts should have migrated without any hiccups, but please let us know if you experience access issues. Previous URLs to individual items on the legacy UW-Milwaukee archive should eventually redirect to the new repository, but we can’t guarantee that yet.

And many thanks to the Digital Commons group at UW-Milwaukee for assisting with hosting The Zuckerberg Files over the past 7 years!

Spring 2020 Updates, and Migration Update

We’ve been busy the last few months updating missing 2019 and 2020 content. We’ve recently uploaded over 50 new transcript files, along with 15 new videos, which brings us up-to-date through March 3, 2020. These additions include numerous Facebook posts, Zuckerberg’s recent Financial Times editorial suggesting big tech needs more regulation, as well as transcripts with corresponding videos from appearances at the Silicon Slopes event, the Munich Security Conference, and appearances last fall on NBC and CBS news programs.

We will be pausing new updates for a few weeks while we migrate the archive from UW-Milwaukee to Marquette University. We’ll send an update once that is completed.

Recent 2019 appearances and chats added

We’ve been busying adding some of the more recent Mark Zuckerberg posts, editorials, and appearances, including his new “Tech & Society” conversations on the future of technology and society. Details and links below.

2019 – Live at F8!, April 30, 2019 (video)

A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg and Yuval Noah Harari, April 26, 2019 (video)

Mark Zuckerberg interview with George Stephanopoulos about 2020 election, April 4, 2019 (video)

A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg and Mathias Döpfner, April 1, 2019 (video)

The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas, March 30, 2019

A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking, March 6, 2019

MZ discussion with Jonathan Zittrain, February 20, 2019 (video)

Update: 2019 file uploads and legacy platform

We have two important updates.

First, we’re happy to share that a few hundred more records have been uploaded including most 2019 content. We now have nearly 1,000 transcript records and nearly 250 video files.

Second, while we recently announced a migration to a new platform, we have been experiencing some stability issues and also remain unhappy with the search functionality. To ensure users have the best experience accessing content, we are reverting to the legacy archive platform hosted at UW-Milwaukee. All records have been updated on that site and it will be the primary archive moving forward.

User accounts should be active on that platform. Please contact us with any issues obtaining access. Sorry for any inconveninece.

Major Update: Over 600 new records & a new platform!

Update: We have reverted to the legacy platform due to stability issues. Details here.

We are excited to finally launch our upgraded archive with over 600 new records added!

The Zuckerberg Files now has over 900 transcripts in the archive, including Zuckerberg’s own Facebook posts & videos, media interviews, event presentations, and earnings calls from through October 2018. This major update includes important content related to Zuckerberg’s response to the 2016 political advertising controversy, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and his congressional testimonies.

We’ve also launched an entirely new platform. The Zuckerberg Files will no longer be split into two collections managed remotely; transcripts and video files are now located together in a single record. Users of the old platform will need to create a new account on the updated website here.

We are continuing to tweak the user interface and search functions, and welcome any feedback.

Files Announcing Facebook’s New Mission Statement

Today, Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new mission statement for Facebook: “Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” We have archived the various forums this change was announced, including an interview with CNN and a Communities Summit in Chicago:


5 New Transcripts and Videos

This morning we have added 5 new transcript files, and accompanying videos, to The Zuckerberg Files:

6 New Transcripts Added

This week we’ve added 6 new transcript files, and accompanying videos, to The Zuckerberg Files, including Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote at the 2017 F8 conference, and his 2017 commencement speech at Harvard University.