Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told Obama about his frustration over US digital surveillance

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he has called President Barack Obama to “express frustration” over US digital surveillance, BBC reports.

The 29-year-old said in a blog post the US government “should be the champion for the internet, not a threat”.

His comments come a day after a report the US National Security Agency (NSA) imitated a Facebook server to infect surveillance targets’ computers.

The NSA said the report was “inaccurate”.

Mr Zuckerberg said in September that the US “blew it” on internet spying.

The tech founder wrote on Thursday “it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform”.

“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government,” he said in his blog post.

White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden confirmed that the president spoke with Mr Zuckerberg on Wednesday evening regarding “recent reports in the press about alleged activities by the US intelligence community.” She gave no further comment.