Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg consults with Donald Trump

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Lawmakers On Capitol Hill

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has actually been consulting with a number of legislators in Washington DC today.


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Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg consulted with President Donald Trump on Thursday throughout the tech magnate’s unusual go to at the country’s capital.

“Mark is in Washington DC meeting with policymakers to hear their concerns and talk about future internet regulation. He also had a good, constructive meeting with President Trump at the White House today,” a Facebook representative stated in a declaration on Thursday.

Trump has actually consistently implicated social networks websites of being prejudiced versus conservatives, accusations that Facebook has actually rejected. Facebook didn’t share any longer information about what Zuckerberg gone over with Trump.

The White House indicated Trump’s tweet about the conference. The president called it a “nice meeting” however didn’t share any information about what the 2 gone over.

Axios, which previously reported about the conference, stated the event in between Trump and Zuckerberg was “unannounced.”

The White House indicated Trump’s tweet about the conference. Zuckerberg has actually likewise been consulting with a number of legislators from both celebrations today and going over different subjects consisting of information personal privacy, allegations of conservative censorship, antitrust enforcement and federal government guideline.

It’s Zuckerberg’s initially understood see to the capital considering that April 2018, when he affirmed prior to legislators in the wake of a significant personal privacy scandal. Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consultancy, collected the information of approximately 87 million Facebook users without their approval.

Zuckerberg has actually been requiring more web guideline around damaging material, election stability, personal privacy and information mobility.

Originally released Sept. 19 at 4: 34 p.m. PT.
Update, 5: 10 p.m.: Adds tweet from Trump.

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