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Trump Meets With Facebook’s Zuckerberg To Discuss Election Activity On Site

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump on Thursday during a fence-mending visit to Washington where the chief executive faced aggressive questioning from lawmakers about the social network’s failures to protect consumer privacy.

Trump posted a photo with Zuckerberg on Twitter and called their session a “nice meeting” in the Oval Office.

Facebook said the tech executive “had a good, constructive meeting with President Trump at the White House today.” Neither side disclosed specifics of their discussion.

Trump has castigated Facebook repeatedly, accusing it of being biased in favor of Democrats. The company has faced a barrage of other criticism over privacy lapses, election-related activity and its dominance in online advertising, giving rise to calls for more regulation and anti-trust investigations.

Wearing a suit and tie rather than his usual hoodie, Zuckerberg met on Thursday, the second day of the three-day visit, with Senators Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton and Mike Lee. He also had dinner with lawmakers, including Senator Richard Blumenthal, on Wednesday evening.

Zuckerberg took no questions from reporters as he moved from office to office on Capitol Hill. He will meet with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representative Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, on Friday and will meet with several high-ranking House Democrats.

After his meeting with the Facebook founder, Hawley, a tough critic, said that discussions had been “frank,” often a euphemism for contentious. He urged Zuckerberg to sell Facebook’s Instagram and WhatsApp units, which would limit how much information it could compile about an individual from different sources.

“I said to him, ‘Prove that you’re serious about data. Sell WhatsApp. And sell Instagram,’” Hawley told reporters. “Safe to say he was not receptive to those suggestions.”

Hawley has accused Facebook of suppressing conservative speech including when it found this month that statements on the anti-abortion group Live Action’s Facebook page were false and temporarily restricted access to it.

Hawley expressed exasperation with the CEO’s acknowledgement that restricting access to the page had been an error.

Urging Facebook to submit its content moderation process to an independent third-party audit, he said, “The company talks a lot. I’d like to see some action.”

BUILDING BRIDGES

Despite the harsh words, Zuckerberg’s trip appeared aimed at building bridges with Congress. While some lawmakers like Hawley were quick to upbraid the CEO, several senators praised Zuckerberg for taking extensive time to meet.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner told Fox Business Network, “Facebook leadership realizes that failure to have federal legislation (on internet issues) is actually going to hurt them and the whole platform industry in the long run.”

Facebook has spent the last several years under fire for a string of lapses including inappropriately sharing information belonging to 87 million users with a now-defunct British political consultancy, triggering a $5 billion fine.

The company, which is an advertising powerhouse, faces antitrust investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and a number of state attorneys general, as well as numerous legislative proposals that seek to restrict how it operates.

It may also face an antitrust probe by the U.S. Justice Department. Senator Lee was critical of what he saw as duplication in federal investigations in a hearing on Tuesday.

via thefederalistpapers

13 COMMENTS

  1. Now how about a meeting with the CEO of Goggle? They have shown extreme prejudice in regards to social agenda and the ability to manipulate / sway votes to the left, much more than Facebook. Google MUST be dealt with and the right time to do that is NOW!!

  2. Don’t forget Twitter. Jack Dorsey is VERY anti-Trump and his gophers have thrown tens of thousands of Trump supporters OFF of Twitter. Dorsey is an intolerant retard. He’s also anti-American.

  3. To Me
    If jeff zuckerburg would really ELIMINATE his extremely discriminative hellish Facebook community standards

    department immediately

    that would make Facebook a pretty awesome company

    that would honor our US Constitutional Freedom of Speech quite nicely

    and since I don’t have a twitter account and I don’t plan to have twitter account

    I really don’t give a damned about twiitter

    But I’d love to see them crash into bankruptcy as immediately as possible

    🎆❤👍TRUMPence2020👍❤🎆 successfully US Landslide Reelected assuredly
    Amen & Amen!!!

  4. Rico violations and FTC needs to shut them down and SCOTUS needs to uphold free speech and the rest of the Constitution–zuckerfake needs to be censored

  5. The Clinton’s, Zuckerberg & so many more leftists are Chinese Communist enablers & agents.

    Biblical 2nd Ammendment, If you don’t own a sword, sell your cloak & buy one. Luke22;38. Ecclesiastes10:1-3, “As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom &honor. The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense & shows everyone how stupid he is.” Leftists are traitors & losers from start to finish even when they act nice or appear to win, they lose. …AND Frank Zappa for President 2024:: “Socialism produces bad art, bad music, social stagnation & really unhappy people.” …and satanists. Leftists seem to have full spectrum narcissistic psychosis & inflict PTSD on opponents by using verbal abuse & lies of every kind as well as other terroristic underhanded tactics of the dedicated psychotic-natcissist. See for yourself on YouTube: NarcAWAY. Narc ology unscripted. Surviving Narcissism. Michele Lee Nieves. For real news go to OANN (One America News Network). Also: THE EPOCH TIMES, Truth & Tradition. Dedicated legitimate legal Xtian immigrant patriots who escaped commie China & know they are finished unless they continue to fight the commie HORROR regardless of consequences. To remove the blinders & psycho propaganda MASK Read: TIPING POINTS: How to Topple the Left’s House of Cards. LIZ WHEELER (OAN Commentator). MAKING LOVE GREAT AGAIN: The New Road to Reviving Romance & Winning at Relationships. DEANNA LORRAINE. TAKE NO PRISONERS: Battle Plan for Defeating the Left, DAVID HOROWITZ. BIG AGENDAç President Trump’s Plan to Save America. DAVID HOROWITZ. JIHADIST PSYCHOPATH: How Hw Is Charming, Seducing & Devouring Us. JAMIE GLAZOV. THE HISTORY OF JIHAD, From Mohammed to ISIS. ROBERT SPENCER. Web sites & channels for truth: Stefan Molyneux, freedomain.com . YouTube: Bill Whittle. Acts17apologetics. Apostate Prophet. Julie Mora. American Intelligence Media.

  6. The should be made to cease and desist censoring conservative content. I’m tired of posts I’ve attempted to share via facebook deemed abusive. When the truth is deemed abusive, is when it needs to be shared and exposed, maybe that will force change.

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