SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton said he would be a “no-holds-barred meeting with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook Inc’s (FB.D) the CEO’s home, on Monday, on the company’s decision not to fact-check and monitor advertisements and other content to that of their parents.
Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Breakfast, hosted by the National Action Network, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, d.c., USA, January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Allison Shelley
The conference, which Sharpton said that it took almost two hours to Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto house, including several civil rights activists, and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
“We told him that we felt that the relief for the policy makers that can be used to suppress the vote, you are giving the wrong messages, and to him, the census-taking,” Sharpton told Reuters in a telephone interview on the Monday following the meeting.
“He listened,” said Sharpton, who had sent Zuckerberg a letter at the request of the shareholders ‘ meeting. “He didn’t make any firm commitments about change, but he seemed to be open to the public,” he added.
Zuckerberg told a Conference last month, Facebook would be the site of our politicians cannot risk a voter or a first rejection. Sharpton said, ” but, he thought, with a wide range of politicians, it may indirectly lead to such a reduction.
Prior to the U.S. presidential election in November, By 2020, Facebook’s policy is also to beat the Democratic candidates, and it has recently been criticized by a number of his employees in an internal letter.
Twitter Inc’s (TWTR.(N) the decision a week ago to put a ban on political advertising, has also strengthened the supervision of its larger rival’s position.
Facebook said in a statement it was grateful to the civil rights leaders took the time to attend a dinner with Zuckerberg and Sandberg.
“They discussed a range of important issues, and we look forward to continuing these discussions,” the statement said.
Zuckerberg defended the policy in a transcript from a previous week, saying that Facebook did not want to stifle political speech. It is also estimated that the advertising of the politicians, it would be less than 0.5% of the turnover for the next year.
Sharpton, who had sent a letter to Zuckerberg’s request for a meeting, he said that he would be the next to ask for a meeting with the English Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O Anything about it in her point of view on the same topic. He told me that he wanted to meet up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
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