While Gottheil said he doesn't see Zuckerberg changing many opinions on the topic, Zeus Karravala, an analyst with ZK Research, said the head of Facebook could hold some influence over younger social networking users.
"People use Facebook now as their primary source of news and information, so if they comment or repost Zuckerberg's statement, his words could be heard by millions," said Karravala. "He has a lot of influence with the younger generation and his support of Muslims could carry a lot of weight.
"Trump has celebrity status but I believe Zuckerberg has much more influence with the younger generation," he added.
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