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Technology Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with Trump

03:50  20 september  2019
03:50  20 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Mark Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers in Washington

Mark Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers in Washington The trip marks Zuckerberg's first visit to Capitol Hill since his highly publicized testimony at congressional hearings last year.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with President Trump at the White House on Thursday, during a trip to Washington to meet with policymakers about future tech regulation, according to published reports.

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump on Thursday during the tech mogul's rare visit at the nation's capital. Zuckerberg has also been meeting with several lawmakers from both parties this week and discussing various topics including data privacy

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump during the tech mogul's rare visit at the nation's capital.

a man standing next to a building: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with several lawmakers in Washington DC this week. Samuel Corum/Getty Images© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with several lawmakers in Washington DC this week. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

"Mark is in Washington, D.C., 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 spokesman said in a statement on Thursday.

Trump has repeatedly accused social media sites of being biased against conservatives, allegations which Facebook has denied. Facebook didn't share anymore details about what Zuckerberg discussed with Trump.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation. The company said the meetings are not public and it did not give details on whom Zuckerberg is meeting with and what, exactly, he'll discuss. Facebook is under growing pressure from lawmakers and regulators concerned about how it protects users' privacy and about its potentially anticompetitive behavior. In July, the Federal Trade Commission fined the company a record $5 billion for privacy violations.

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote speech during Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in A person briefed on the matter said Zuckerberg was also expected to hold meetings with the Trump administration. A White House spokesman did

Mark Zuckerberg has made veiled criticisms of Trump , and has long championed political causes at odds with Trump 's platform, like immigration reform. But the Trump campaign was also a major customer for Facebook 's advertising business, spending million in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Axios, who earlier reported about the meeting, said the gathering between Trump and Zuckerberg was "unannounced."

The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Zuckerberg has also been meeting with several lawmakers from both parties this week and discussing various topics including data privacy, accusations of conservative censorship, antitrust enforcement and government regulation.

Mark Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with several lawmakers in Washington DC this week. © CNET

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with several lawmakers in Washington DC this week.

It's Zuckerberg's first known visit to Washington, DC, since April 2018 when he testified before lawmakers in the wake of a major privacy scandal. Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consultancy, harvested the data of up to 87 million Facebook users without their permission.

Zuckerberg has been calling for more internet regulation around harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg live streams employee Q&A in rare move .
Zuckerberg's internal Q&As with employees were leaked earlier this week.Zuckerberg broadcasted the Q&A from his Facebook account days after The Verge published transcripts and audio clips of Zuckerberg speaking to employees at two town hall meetings in July. In his leaked remarks, Zuckerberg told employees he was ready to "go to the mat" and fight for Facebook if Sen. Elizabeth Warren becomes president and tries to break up the social media giant.

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